Streets are a prevalent part of the visitor experience to a community. Front Street in Wormleysburg personifies this idea. For residents and visitors alike, Front Street represents the first impression of their community, whether you cross the river from Harrisburg, come under the tracks from Lemoyne, or along the river from Enola, Front Street defines much of your experience in Wormleysburg. We are working with borough stakeholders to enhance this experience to ensure that the corridor is safe, attractive, and most importantly, welcoming to all.
The guiding principles of the Front Street enhancement are first and foremost pedestrian safety, followed closely by enhancing the adjacent business cluster. Through an inclusive design development process including local stakeholders, a specially formed borough design committee, and PADOT representatives, plans are complete for five (5) new patterned crosswalks which will connect the restaurants along the Susquehanna River to the adjacent parking areas and neighborhood sidewalks. The crosswalks themselves will have be a unique combination of brick patterned approaches flanking a traditional white reflective walking surface.
In addition to the surface treatments, new LED lights will be placed at each crossing and bollards will help direct pedestrian traffic to the crosswalks. When complete in the spring of 2015, the project will become the precedent for other pedestrian enhancements throughout the borough.