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Sidewalk repairs begins

(4/2016) Almost two years after it was first proposed, work on the redesign the town’s square has finally got under way. Phase one of the revitalization, the replacement of the sidewalks on South Seton Avenue began in late March.

In February of 2013 the town approved the redesign the town’s square. The plan included improving pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, and the overall aesthetics of the town’s central intersection. In 2013 the town contracted the design firm Seth Harry and Associates to refine the plans of the redesign.

The revitalization of the square is estimated to cost $1.5 million dollars; this cost includes relocating crosswalks, planters, decorative brick piers, a new clock, and an optional fountain. Replacement of the sidewalks is being funded by the State Highway Administration and is estimated to cost $500,000.

Once work on South Seton Avenue is complete the workers will shift to repairing the sidewalks on North Seton Avenue. In addition, sidewalks will be installed on the South side of East Lincoln Avenue from Chesapeake Street to Creamery Road. According to Mayor Briggs the new sidewalk will tie in with the 2015 acquired sidewalk easement from Seton Avenue to Chesapeake Street.

Actual work on the Square is set to begin in the Fall of this year.

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