Road work postponed in Chambersburg

Road work

Chambersburg has postponed several road work projects until next year.

Borough roads scheduled for reconstruction this summer and fall included:

  • Guilford Avenue (South Fourth Street to South Seventh Street)
  • South Fourth Street (Wayne Avenue to Maryland Avenue)
  • Fairground Avenue (Derbyshire Street to McKinley Street)
  • Stonegate Court (Stonegate Circle South to Stonegate Circle South)
  • South Second Street (Wayne Avenue to Derbyshire Street)

As a result of the economic uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic, Council decided to move these street reconstruction projects to the 2021 construction season, which is typically between April and October.

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Economic conditions will remain unstable throughout 2020, staff told Council. They recommended reducing the annual street improvements program to standard utility ditch patching only. Financing for patching comes mostly from the Borough utility departments rather than tax revenue. Contracts for that work went to New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company last month.

Property owners in the construction zones will get a break as a result of the decision to wait another year also. Curb and sidewalk installation or repair notices have already been sent to those property owners. Property owners now have an extra year to do that work.

Curb and sidewalk installation questions can be addressed to Brian Fogal, Engineering Supervisor, by contacting 717-251-2415 or[email protected].

The borough’s highway department will continue to temporarily patch potholes on streets throughout town.

Potholes should be reported to David Finch, Assistant Borough Manager/Director of Public Works at 717-660-2702 or[email protected].

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