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Town streets to see improvements

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 12:22 pm

There will be several improvements coming to Warsaw roads through VDOT grants throughout the next year, mainly dealing with cutting carbon footprints down by connecting key areas of the town in order to make it easier to walk to stores in the downtown area.

Completion of the gazebo at the Main Street Park in Warsaw this week will kick off the Downtown Beautification project.

Completion of the gazebo at the Main Street Park in Warsaw this week will kick off the Downtown Beautification project.

Interim Town Manager Lee Capps said although there is a distinct plan, various component parts are evolving and if VDOT backs out of the possibility of funding the improvement projects, then the projects will be pushed back; but he is almost certain that VDOT will not back out.

Starting off the Downtown Beautification project will be the completion of the gazebo at Main Street Park, which as of now will only involve putting the top part on which should be finished this week prior to the April 30 Healthy Kids Day. Capps said the objective with the park is to make some sort of public congregation spots that they will be able to create activity there.

Next Capps said there will be sidewalk and crosswalk improvements that will total approximately $750,000 for the intersection between The Daily and Union Bank, which he projected should be finished at some point between June and August. There will be a community information meeting held on that improvement likely in late May or early June.

Capps called the intersection the most signature intersection of Warsaw’s Main Street Program and of Warsaw completely.

The next project, which is adjacent to that, will be extending and enhancing pedestrian walkways and safety of putting dominion utility poles further back from Route 360 and connects the Haven Thrift Store.

“The pedestrian improvement is somewhat to tie those businesses into a more pedestrian setting into the historic downtown business district core area,” Capps said.

The project will cost …

Read more in the April 27 edition of the Northern Neck News.