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Community News Article 3-29-2021

 

Construction on Conneaut Lake main street starting in April

 

Community News
BY ROSEANNE STAAB

 

March 29, 2021

At the March Conneaut Lake Borough Council meeting, representing CLCDC, Bill Eldridge spoke about the Water Street revitalization project. Work between 2nd and 3rd Streets is slated to begin in April of this year, weather permitting. COVID-19 had caused all work to be postponed.

The north side of Water Street starting at Marquette Bank will have curbs and sidewalks removed up to Dillinger’s Garage. There will be road aprons installed in driveways for businesses between the bank and Dillinger’s, and new ADA-compliant ramps will be constructed.

Eldridge was pleased to announce that matching light poles will be installed, and the town will have an aesthetic, symmetrical look. Curbing will be installed on the south side of Water Street at Chilson’s Furniture Store and Rite-Aid.

The little alleyway/driveway between Nifty Nails and Chilson’s Furniture was discussed; this alleyway doesn’t meet current PennDOT standards for safe visibility and will not be permitted.

Eldridge added that there are no new storm drains being installed, nor will there be any heavy digging.

He estimated that construction will last 2 months.

All business owners will be contacted by the CLCDC regarding the upcoming work on this project.