Thursday, April 11, 2013

Work to begin on train station overflow parking Friday

Construction on the train station overflow parking lot and other improvements at the Elizabethtown Amtrak train station site is expected to begin Friday with preliminary site preparation. 

The borough office issued a notice that parking will be prohibited in the stone lot at the end of Wilson Avenue during construction activities. In addition, parking restrictions may be necessary for sections of Wilson Avenue and in the existing train station parking lot at certain times during the project to provide access to install sidewalks, curbing, an ADA ramp, crosswalks, motorcycle parking pads and other improvements.

The construction project will be addressed in two phases. Phase one includes construction of the overflow parking lot, lighting, crosswalks and sidewalks on Wilson Avenue, a shelter for the existing bicycle rack, additional sidewalks in the existing parking lot, retaining walls along the banks of the platforms, security cameras, and the paving of Wilson Avenue. This work is expected to take approximately 4 to 5 months. 

Phase two of the project includes the construction of stormwater management facilities and a pedestrian and bicycle pathway, including a bridge over Conoy Creek, that connects the train station with downtown Elizabethtown. This work is expected to begin in mid-summer. 

The $2.5 million construction project is fully funded with federal and state funds. The contractor has committed to minimizing the impact of construction on passengers and their train travel experience as much as possible, and we greatly appreciate your patience during construction.  

Please contact the Borough Office at 367-1700 if you have any questions or concerns.

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