Installation of the new fencing at Depken athletic field has begun.
Wednesday afternoon workers were spotting putting up the new decorative fencing which will run along the entire Franklin Avenue side. The black iron fencing resembles the fencing along the Oldfield Avenue side and also matches the fencing around the water basin at the Route 17 corridor.
Borough Administrator Mike Kronyak said the work is likely to take about two weeks to complete. It's being constructed one section at time and the work will not interfere with scheduled games or other field activity, he said.
The old chainlink fence was taken down earlier this week and a safety fence has been put up in its place until the new iron fencing is put up along the entire length of the Franklin side of the field.
The new fencing is part of an improvement project that has been in the works for some time. As reported previously, a grant in the amount of $75,000 is being put towards the improvements at the field and the borough is matching the amount to fund the project.
Other improvements include the installation of a pavillion near the snack bar area and the area at the base of Franklin where ambulances are stationed during events will be paved.
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