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UPDATE: High Street Streetscape in Morgantown Complete

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UPDATE: 9/16/13
  

The color orange is no longer filling High Street in Morgantown.

This season's Streetscape Project has come to an end.

Phase Five of the High Street project, which included paving of sidewalks, installation of new crosswalks, and light posts installations, has finished.

The Project began in 2006 and was an effort to revitalize the downtown area with a consistent look down the length of High Street.

The next step for the Streetscape Project is to improve Walnut Street next year.


  
UPDATE: 9/2/13

The end is near for the summer-long High Street Morgantown Streetscape Project.

All crosswalks have been placed and there won't be closures or detours for the remainder of the project.

The main entrances to businesses on High Street from Foundry to Kirk Street are also opened and parking spaces are now able to be used.

The last few steps of the project include sealing the sidewalks and adding light poles. An electrician will be putting in the fixtures through out the week of September 2-5.

The next streetscape project is anticipated to be on Walnut Street in 2014.
 

ORIGINAL STORY

The High Street Streetscape Project is continuing to make progress with the start of the WVU semester. There are a few things that still need to be done, but the end of the road work is coming.

Contractor Anthony Merante, of A. Merante Contracting, Inc, reported to stakeholders and businesses at a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15, that the sidewalks are mostly complete on the east, or left, side of High Street. Pedestrians can now enter those businesses without using temporary crosswalks.

There are still a few detours planned and Kirk Street is closed right now.

On Monday, Aug. 19, crews will close the east side of Kirk Street, between Hastings Funeral Home & Mark IV Printing & Office Supply, for a couple of days. Crews will do this to place a red stamped brick crosswalk. It will be covered with a protective plate and reopened.

If weather permits construction, on Thursday, Aug. 22, Foundry Street will be closed to install a stamped brick crosswalk after Kirk and High Streets have been reopened. Light pole installation will begin the week after that with the installation of the poles and the wires needed to provide electricity to the streetlights.

Pedestrians and drivers are asked to use caution when traveling towards the end of High Street.