South Hazel Street and North Linden Street – Contracts have been awarded for these projects, with preliminary work (ADA ramps and storm sewer at Swan Park) anticipated to begin in late-June, with paving work likely in mid July through early August. Additional project information will be provided to residents as the projects approach.
South Hazel Street – Extending from High Street to Stiegel Street. This project will utilize the full-depth reclamation process between Ferdinand and Stiegel which will essentially reconstruct the entire street. Between High and Ferdinand, the street has a concrete base and will therefore be milled and overlayed in this section.
UGI will also be replacing a gas main in South Hazel Street between High and Ferdinand ahead of this project. This work is currently underway. Residents along S Hazel will be receiving additional information directly from UGI. Parking restrictions will be posted during construction.
North Linden Street – Extending from High Street to Gramby Street. This project will utilize the full-depth reclamation process which will essentially reconstruct the entire street.
West High/Market Square – UGI Gas Main Project and PennDOT Paving Project
June 6 Update – UGI has completed their gas main work in Market Square
IMPORTANT NOTICE: PennDOT has begun the milling and paving project on Market Square and West High Street. Expect delays through this area. Parking restrictions will be in place in various locations and at various times during construction. Milling operations will proceed westward from the Square through the end of this week with lane restrictions. Upon completion of the milling work, paving operations will begin, with additional parking and lane restrictions as needed to complete the project.
Line and crosswalk striping will take place upon completion of paving, and should be complete by July 4th. The schedule is subject to weather conditions, and we will provide any updates as they are provided to us by PennDOT.
Temporary side street closures along West High Street will occur during construction, and flaggers will be directing traffic through the work zone. Temporary parking restrictions will also be in place as needed during construction.
2018 Completed Projects
PennDOT’s Main St/PA 72 Paving Project: Project is complete!
Traffic Signal Battery Backup Project – The Borough was awarded a Green Light-Go grant from PennDOT for the installation of battery backup power supply for all traffic signals in the Borough. This project is now complete!
South Charlotte Street repaving project. This project is complete!
North Main Street (PA 72) Stormwater Improvements – The Borough was awarded a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant to install storm sewers from Danner Alley to Gramby Street. This project will help reduce the amount of stormwater on Main Street and the resulting splash onto adjacent sidewalks and buildings. This project is complete!
Click on videos below to see the before and after conditions that have resulted from this project! The “after” video is from the exact same location – the adjacent building is the old Bickles building which is being redeveloped (the portion with the railing has since been demolished), and the white house across the street with the peeling paint from last year has since been painted black. The residents and business owners along this stretch no longer have the splash they previously had which had been dirtying and damaging their buildings, and it is also in an infill redevelopment area that is already generating pedestrian traffic – which was impossible on a rainy day prior to this project – and the property is only developed at a small fraction of the total.
Memorial Park Veterans’ Memorial – Plans are underway for a veteran’s memorial at Memorial Park. This project is being undertaken by a group of volunteer veterans. MEMORIAL PLAZA SKETCH (enlarged) MEMORIAL PLAZA SKETCH (note these plans are current under revision and being finalized…more information will follow) Click here for more information
2017 and Earlier Completed projects:
The purpose of the 2017 street projects was primarily that of preventive maintenance in order to extend the life of the affected 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.
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. 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