Jul 172014
 

White paint outlines a new bump out in Main Street in front of Town Hall.Art Campbell | The Groton Line

White paint outlines a new bump out in Main Street in front of Town Hall.

If you look closely, you can see the future sketched on Main Street in front of Town Hall. White paint outlines a new pedestrian bump out that widens the sidewalk and narrows the street by eliminating the curb lane. The bump out will eliminate several parking spots in front of Town Hall and should make crossing the street safer for pedestrians.

“Starting, hopefully, next week, we are going to be implementing an idea that was on the Station Avenue plan for improved sight lines and pedestrian safety in front of the Town Hall,” Tom Delaney, Manager of the Department of Public Works, said.

The finished project will include new granite curbs, concrete sidewalk, and a grass buffer installed over a period of two weeks. More of the granite posts like the two now in place in front of the building will be installed too, Delaney said.