A project that is supposed to improve both the aesthetics and functionality of pedestrian areas around Hellertown Borough Hall is now under way, according to Borough Manager Cathy Kichline.
The project is the Borough Hall Streetscape Project, which is being funded by a Pennsylvania Communities Transportation Initiative grant.
Kichline said in an email Tuesday that "improvements to the area will include a 'road diet'–decreasing the asphalt and creating a larger green space on the north side of Borough Hall, (and) reduction of the width of the pedestrian crosswalk from Borough Hall to the fountain from 102 feet to 24 feet."
Other planned improvements include:
- Installtion of new curbs and sidewalk
- Installation of a stamped concrete crosswalk
- Construction of a pergola
- The addition of lighting and other site amenities, including a bus shelter, which will help to create a community gathering place.
An orange sign posted last week at the entrance to Easton Road--next to Borough Hall--indicated that road work at Easton Road and Main Street would begin this week.
The streetscape project plans are available for viewing in the Borough Hall lobby, Kichline said.