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Boulevard Construction Work Nears Completion

Installation of brick pavers should be completed in about a week.

Remaining curb and sidewalk work to a two-block section of the Boulevard is expected to take about one more week until this stage of the streetscape project is complete.

Borough Administrator Mike Kronyak said Monday all the sidewalks had been completed over the past few weeks. Work is now being done to lay in the brick pavers.

The project to install new sidewalks and pavers to the area of the Boulevard from Jefferson up to Hamilton and it was expected it would take about four weeks for the sidewalk construction.

The project also involves putting in new lighting and planting new trees which will be the next steps after the concrete construction is done, Kronyak said. The goal is to have the project completed before the new school year begins, he added.

This project represents phases three and four of an ongoing project. Phases one and two – Washington to Kipp to Jefferson – . The borough received from the state Department of Transportation. The borough has been awarded five grants to date. 

Four which have been used for construction, and a fifth which will fund construction to the section of the Boulevard from Hamilton to Walter. The borough hopes to apply for a grant for the sixth phase of the project – Walter to Division.

The borough should learn later this month whether the state is accepting grant applications, Kronyak said.

abc August 07, 2012 at 04:23 PM
How come the article doesn't mention anything about the cost beyond the grants? This project is only partially paid for by grants, the town had to use additional money for this eyesore of a project.
Alana Quartuccio August 07, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Totally fair question The article links back to previous ones that does address the costs but to point it out here. . For the first four phases to date (including the two being worked on now) To date the borough has received $590,000 in grants from the state for the construction. The borough has added on about $160,000 towards the work to all four phases. As per the Borough Administrator the grant money goes solely towards the construction and the borough contributes to the engineering and additional costs that may be required. the link to the story I quote from is here - http://patch.com/A-l243

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