2017 Street Projects – Click below links for details
With the first stage of the street projects being completed during the week of June 12th, the second stage will commence in mid-July. Dates will be posted when they have been finalized.
The next stage will be the placement of stone and oil. This will be allowed to cure for approximately a week, and then the stones will be swept and during the final stage a second coat of oil will be placed. This is referred to as a “fog seal”. Please note that the stones that remain between the next stage and the final stage will be removed prior to the final seal coat application. While this is similar to the typical “oil and chip” applications often seen on more rural roads, the process is different, and the final product will have much more of a “newly paved” appearance. Also, although there will be some stone residue remaining after the second stage, the issues associated with stones on rural roads should not occur due to the much lower speeds allowed on Borough streets – AND the stones will be removed prior to the project being complete.
The purpose of this year’s projects is primarily that of preventive maintenance in order to extend the life of these streets and to allow the Borough to utilize our limited funds in a more efficient manner. Similar to what many people do with residential driveways and parking lots, the seal coat helps to prevent water from seeping into and below the surface. This water, along with the freeze/thaw cycles, are the primary cause of pot holes and more significant street damage, which results in the need for more extensive (and expensive) repairs.
North Main Street Stormwater Improvements – The Borough has applied for a Community Development Block Grant to install storm sewers from Danner Alley to Gramby Street. This project will help to reduce the amount of stormwater on Main Street and the resulting splash onto adjacent sidewalks and buildings. Award notification should occur in May, with work commencing this year (2017) if approved.
Wolf Street Parking Lot – New lighting has been installed, enhancing night-time visibility and safety, and the surface has been re-sealed. The Cardboard Dumpsters have been permanently relocated to the parking lot at Logan Park off of Ferdinand Street.
Police/EMS Building Project: Construction is complete with just some landscaping touch-ups remaining for the Spring of 2017. The police are now operating out of the new building. Emergency Services Campus
Chiques Creek Sediment Removal (72 @ Fruitville Pike) – Work has been completed for the removal of sediment from the Chiques Creek. This will greatly enhance capacity and flow through this area. Chiques Creek sediment removal plans
Adele Ave Stormwater improvements: The project is now complete. 2015-10-01 – Adele Avenue plans (BID SET)
Stiegel & Penn Street: Resurfacing/Stormwater Project: This project is now complete. 2014-07-14 – West Stiegel and Penn Street Improvements (BID SET)
Logan Park Restoration Project: This project has been completed. LoganPark_NFWF_Maps