The Village Board met on Tuesday, January 19 to discuss the Downtown Streetscape and Utility Project. The project team has been working on the design, schedule, budget and outreach to business owners in order to finalize the design and timeline. The Board met to review recommendations from the Capital Improvements Commission (CIC), the design team and the results of the public materials preference survey.
The Board confirmed the recommendations from the CIC to select plain concrete for the sidewalk, brick herringbone with a tumbled edge in the parkway, and a mix of granite curb and precast concrete tree planter curbs. There will be a narrow band of brick pavers in areas of the sidewalk where there is not enough room for tree planters. In addition, the Board confirmed the recommendation of the CIC to have raised crosswalks at midblock crossings on south Main and Crescent in order to provide safer pedestrian crossings.
The design team will continue to explore festoon lighting in certain locations, decorative crosswalk options, street furniture and elimination of right turn lanes on southbound Main at Duane and eastbound Crescent at Main, with further coordination with the Police Department.
The Village Board discussed factors affecting the construction schedule, but a final decision was not made on the start of construction. The Board is anticipated to make a decision on the construction schedule next month.
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