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Lewisburg Borough’s Mixed-Use Path/Nature Play/Floodplain Restoration Project Update – Kidsburg Playground, Hufnagle Park Parking Lot, and St. Louis Street closures during the week of June 21, 2021
The project contractor plans to close the Kidsburg Playground area of Hufnagle Park from Monday, June 21, 2021 – Wednesday, June 23, 2021 for demolition and removal activities. We expect the Kidsburg Playground area to re-open later in the week.
The contractor will also be closing the parking lot at Hufnagle Park and St. Louis Street between South Fifth Street and South Sixth Street during work hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Both the parking lot and street will re-open each evening.
As previously posted, the more lengthy closures of the playground at Kidsburg, the parking lot at Hufnagle Park, and street parking along South Sixth Street between St. Louis Street and James Alley will likely begin in early July.
Please check the Borough’s website (www.lewisburgborough.org) and this Facebook page for future updates.
The contractor expects to begin limited construction activities associated with this project on Monday, June 21, 2021. Initial activities will likely focus on demolition and removals associated with the project. Residents and visitors should anticipate possible closures of portions of the playground at Kidsburg and the parking lot at Hufnagle Park during the week of June 21st for these demolition and removal activities. It is expected that these initial closures will be for a period of several days. More lengthy closures of the playground at Kidsburg, the parking lot at Hufnagle Park, and street parking along South Sixth Street between St. Louis Street and James Alley will likely begin in early July.
Please check either the Borough’s Facebook page and the Borough’s website for future updates
The Borough is currently accepting applications for a full-time Public Works employee to work primarily with the Refuse Disposal team. Details can be found below in the job advertisement and the job description. Also below is an application for employment form.
VIRTUAL MEETING FORMAT
The Buffalo Valley Regional Police Commission will be holding a virtual meeting via Zoom Webinar for its June 9, 2021 monthly public meeting to adhere to social distancing guidelines and to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus causing COVID-19.
Advanced Registration is required for members of the public who wish to attend. When registering, you will need to provide your first and last name, your email. This will serve as the meeting sign-in requirement for the BVRPD public meeting. Please do not use fictitious names when registering. You can register up until the start of the meeting.
BVRPC June 9, 2021 Meeting
Members of the public may submit questions and comments to Lisa Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the meeting. Once the meeting has started, meeting attendees can submit questions and comments through the chat function of the Webinar format.
Date: June 2, 2021
Construction for the much anticipated and long-awaited Mixed Use Path/Nature Play/Floodplain Restoration Project in Lewisburg Borough will begin later in June 2021. The project will involve three major components:
(1) Extension of the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail in Lewisburg Borough from Market Street to the campus of Bucknell University – a paved mixed-use path for both pedestrians and bicyclists will be constructed along the municipal parking lot in Hufnagle Park, St. Louis Street between the railroad tracks and South Sixth Street, and along the east side of South Sixth Street. The new mixed-use path will connect the current terminus of the Buffalo Valley Rail-Trail with the campus.
(2) Nature Play Area – a natural playground will be constructed adjacent to the Kidsburg Playground in Hufnagle Park. The nature play area will include vegetative plantings and play equipment incorporated into the local environment. Logs, rocks, and plantings will create play opportunities for children of all ages. The nature play area will also create locations where visitors can access Bull Run/Limestone Run for water play opportunities.
(3) Floodplain Restoration and Native Plantings – historic fill will be removed from the floodplain of Bull Run/Limestone Run to reestablish the original floodplain and to create additional holding capacity during flooding events. Rain gardens and other water features will be installed to enhance the area for local flora and fauna. In addition, a large number of native trees, shrubs, and grasses will be planted within the restored area. Plantings will include a “food garden area” where nut and fruit-producing trees and shrubs will be planted.
The approximately $1.4 million project is being funded through grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and funding from Lewisburg Borough.
Residents and visitors should anticipate closures of portions of the project area at various times during the remainder of 2021 and the spring of 2022. As necessary closures are identified and scheduled, Lewisburg Borough will post information on its website (www.lewisburgborough.org) and the Lewisburg Borough Facebook page. As the construction schedule currently stands, we anticipate the closure of the following locations by late June or early July 2021: (1) municipal parking lot at Hufnagle Park; (2) the playground at Kidsburg; and (3) the street parking spaces along the east side of South Sixth Street between St. Louis Street and James Alley. The public should also anticipate intermittent street closures of St. Louis Street (between South Fifth Street and South Sixth Street) and South Sixth Street (between St. Louis Street and James Alley) at various times over the next year.