Pennington seeks input on Phase II of Downtown Streetscape Project

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Pennington residents will be able to provide in person input on Phase II of the Downtown Streetscape project during a public information session.

The information session for the project is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. March 28 at Pennington Borough Hall on 30 N. Main St.

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Pennington hired NV5, an engineering and consulting firm, to design the downtown streetscape project. The firm is conducting the information session as a way for the public to not only learn about Phase II but provide comments on the project.

The design phase will conclude in 2023. In 2024, construction on Phase II is projected to start and be completed that year.

The project is planned to improve the overall condition of Pennington’s downtown streetscape through replacing deteriorated curbs, sidewalks, and driveways as well as beautify the area with the addition of decorative light poles, benches, trash receptacles, and new trees, according to the borough.

The improvements are proposed on South Main Street for about 430 feet from the intersection of West Delaware Avenue and East Delaware Avenue. Improvements are also proposed on East Delaware Avenue for about 280 feet from the intersection and about 330 feet on West Delaware Avenue.

They improvements include replacement of sidewalk with a combination of concrete sidewalk and brick pavers; replacement of curb with granite curb to match previously constructed Phase I improvements; replacement of existing street trees; the placement of benches, trash receptacles and tree guard; and removal and replacement of signs and posts, according to the borough.

The project’s design and construction cost is funded by the New Jersey Department of Transportation [NJDOT].

In 2021, the Pennington Council adopted an ordinance appropriating $582,000 for the Downtown Streetscape Improvements Phase II project – $580,000 from the NJDOT grant and $2,000 from Pennington’s general capital fund.

Residents and property owners that cannot make the public information session can still provide comments on the project through April 11.

For more information about the project, visit www.penningtonboro.org. 

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