Safety improvements on State Road 211 (Herschel Street) and Van Wert Avenue are set to begin in April. The improvements will reduce the distance a pedestrian must travel across the roadway by 14 feet by bringing the curb lines in closer together. Other added benefits of the project will include improved viewing for pedestrians to oncoming traffic, better visibility of pedestrians in the crosswalk by vehicles approaching the crossing and reduced pedestrian crossing time.
Some portions of the sidewalk within the project limits may be closed during concrete, curb and gutter work.
Lane closures are only allowed Friday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
American Lighting & Signalization was selected to complete the $65,000 safety improvements.