Another entrance to the Monongalia County Courthouse re-opened for public use on Friday as renovations to the Courthouse Square continue.
Visitors can now use the handicap ramp from Chancery Row.
To celebrate its opening and the holidays, March-Westin pulled back to the fences to show the community the progress of the project.
“We’ve been busy with the project and we’ve had the courthouse blocked off,” said Harman E. Hartman, the Superintendent of the project. “It’s good for us to show the community we care and we want to spread a little cheer and let them know that the ramp has opened up.”
Santa also joined the crew in showing off the design, which includes new brick walkways, handicap access and an LED light-up replica of the Monongahela River.
“We’ve had several great guys on this job,” Hartman said. “A lot of detail oriented guys and everybody’s taken a lot of pride. Everybody’s from the community so they care about the final product cause they’re gonna be seeing it and their family’s gonna be seeing it. It impacts us all.”
Crews are still working on the finishing touches like landscaping, plaques, and other design elements.
Hartman says as long as the weather cooperates, Courthouse Square will be complete by mid-January.