UPDATE 12:30 a.m. - The Boulevard will be closed from Franklin to Hamilton for most of the day Wednesday as workers remove the trees that line both sides in preparation for the revitalization project which involves the installation of new sidewalks, pavers and lights.
Parking will not be allowed on either side of the street in this area while this work is being done Wednesday.
Trees along the section of the Boulevard from Jefferson to Hamilton were removed on Tuesday. This work to upgrade the two-block section of the Boulevard is part of the borough's ongoing streetscape project.
The area from Franklin to Hamilton will resemble the look of Washington up to Jefferson which was revitalized about two years ago. New trees will be planted when the project is complete.
Borough Engineer Ken Job said Tuesday night concrete work will begin next Monday. Businesses will be able to remain open during this time, Job said.
The borough has from the state Department of Transportation for all four phases of this ongoing project to date.
The borough has also received a fifth grant for future revitalization of the Boulevard from Hamilton up to Walter. Plans to apply for a sixth grant are in the works.
This article was originally published on Tuesday and updated at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.
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