Road diet work to start slowly in Carlisle

From the Sentinel:

Work to bring Carlisle’s “road diet” plan to fruition will begin sometime in September.

But it’s unlikely residents will notice the initial work, a project manager said.

According to Lucas Maben, with contractor J.D. Eckman, Inc., initial work will include installing the wiring for the upgraded signal lights.

“It will be a while before you see anything,” said Mike Keiser, the director of public works for the borough.

It won’t be until spring that streets will be relaned, bringing two lanes in each direction down to one.

A substantial part of the work should be finished by April 29, 2011, Keiser said. Originally, most of the work was to be completed by November, but there were delays in getting final approval from PennDOT.

There was nothing wrong with the plan, Keiser explained, it just took longer than expected to get it through the approval process.

Wiring work will begin in the eastern part of town at the corner of East High Street and Spring Garden Avenue, Keiser said

Crews will work their way toward the Square on East High Street before moving out on West High Street, Meban added.

“(Residents) are not going to see crews all over Carlisle right away,” he said.

For Hanover Street, crews will start on South Hanover and work north….

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