The $3.5 million Linden Street Renovation Challenge to transform the Aged Town road into a pedestrian-pleasant street that will near for festivals and fairs has been postponed once again.
The project was initially scheduled to start off in April of 2020 but was postponed to January due to COVID-19 fears. Final week, the town reported in a information release it was pushing back again development, citing it required to avoid additional impacting impacted organizations by now struggling during the pandemic.
The metropolis will nonetheless start out development on planned improvements at the intersections of Linden and Jefferson streets and Linden and Walnut streets. That do the job will begin in February and is anticipated to be concluded by spring.
That do the job will trigger short term closures for cars at the Linden/Walnut intersection. However, Linden Avenue will stay open up and outdoor eating parts will not be influenced by the work.
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Design of the whole project will disrupt traffic on Linden and call for outside dining places to be quickly moved, which the town wishes to stay away from.
The town explained in a information release that it does intend to finish the whole Linden Road Renovation Undertaking, but it will hold out until economic circumstances strengthen to commence the bulk of the task.
The metropolis decided on the postponement in collaboration with business owners, the Downtown Enhancement Authority, city departments and financial health and town management.
The task incorporates transforming the diagonal parking areas on Linden Road to be parallel. The renovation will final result in the loss of parking on Linden Avenue, but ideas simply call for further new parking areas to be created on Jefferson and Pine streets as section of the challenge.
For more info about the Linden Avenue task, go to fcgov.com/lindenstreet.
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