Historic downtown crosswalks to get a facelift

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Summerville’s “small town charm” will soon extend to crosswalks, as the Town Finance Committee approved decorative updates Monday morning.

The committee, which is comprised of the full Town Council, unanimously voted to authorize the payment of $75,938 to Paragon Constructors for the installation of Herringbone pattern crosswalks. The purchase order will be paid from the hospitality tax capital improvements fund.

According to Town Engineer Russ Cornette, the construction will repave some existing decorative crosswalks and add the decorative pattern to additional crosswalks in the historic downtown area.

He showed the committee an example of the decorative pattern that will be installed, which is designed to look like brick while withstanding a heavier volume of traffic wear and tear. While Summerville would be the first town to use the product in the state, he said it has been “on the ground” since 2007 in Florida municipalities with similar traffic to Summerville.

The crosswalks to be updated are located at the intersections of: S. Cedar Street and W. Richardson Avenue; S. Cedar Street and W. Doty Avenue; W. Doty Avenue and Little S. Main Street; Doty Avenue and S. Main Street; W. Richardson Avenue and Little S. Main Street; W. Richardson Avenue and S. Main Street; and the three center dividers in S. Main Street in historic downtown.

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