Borough Council reported drainage at the traffic quellers as at the top of a list of problems they are compiling that will be corrected before the Downtown Revitalization Project is given its final approval.


Borough Council reported drainage at the traffic quellers as at the top of a list of problems they are compiling that will be corrected before the Downtown Revitalization Project is given its final approval.

Council Member Mary Sanders said the stormwater collecting at the new storm drains, most obviously at traffic quellers at River St. and Keystone St. is being reviewed by engineers and will be corrected before the Borough accepts the project.

She noted a list other items is being collected. Before the final inspections, those concerns will be repaired, she said.

Council also said Leeward had to dig ditches across the intersections and across Main Ave. to lay the conduit for the Pedestrian lights. This is part of the Streetscape project.

The Committee planning the Streetscape project is currently finalizing the specifications for the lights. The specifications were changed to save costs and energy. The lights were bid as an option to the Phase I of the Streetscape work, but were rejected because the costs for the project went over the grant money the Borough had available.

The Borough received a Department of Community and Economic Development grant for $250,000 to pay for the light fixtures. Bids will be sought as soon as the specifications are completed.

Leeward was working on the curbs, light bases and sidewalks on Church St. the last part of Phase I of the project which began last fall. The company still has some work on the bluestone on Main Ave. with pieces that require cutting.

The project has seen a series of delays, from cold weather stopping the supply of bluestone to a delay to plan for stormwater work near PNC Bank on Main and Keystone. Crews also went back and releveled some of the bluestone after it settled unevenly during the winter break. The wet spring and summer also hampered work on the project.

Meanwhile, some businesses have complained about the inconvenience and the delays as well as a limited access to their businesses when work stopped for the winter.

Once Phase I is completed, the Borough will begin work toward the remainder which will include more sidestreets as well as other parts of Main Ave.