Construction is planned for the summer of 2018 on a sidewalk along Atlantic Avenue as well as rebuilding of the road. The Wallenpaupack Area School District has responsibility to maintain the road, which leads from Route 6 to the elementary school North Campus.

WALLENPAUPACK - Construction is planned for the summer of 2018 on a sidewalk along Atlantic Avenue as well as rebuilding of the road. The Wallenpaupack Area School District has responsibility to maintain the road, which leads from Route 6 to the elementary school North Campus.

Superintendent Michael Silsby told the board on January 8th that he plans to arrange a meeting with the homeowners who live along Atlantic Avenue, with the school officials and engineer to go over what is planned. He described it as a “win-win” for both the district and the residents in the Wilson Hill development that use the road.

The district obtained a grant of $246,260 from the state, to be matched by approximately $110,000 in in-kind labor and materials. Their engineer estimated the total cost to be around $356,000.

Portions of the pavement are deteriorating. In addition to rebuilding the road, drainage issues will be addressed, which are causing the problem. The sidewalk, extending from Turkey Hill Mini-Market to the school campus, will offer a safe way for the students to walk to events, whether during the school day or after-school activities.

Silsby thanked State Rep. Mike Peifer, Senator Lisa Baker, Hawley Borough, the townships and counties for their letters of support for the grant.


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The next Wallenpaupack School Board meeting was scheduled for Monday, February 12 at 6 p.m. in the High School Library. A committee meeting precedes it at 5:30 p.m.