Officials briefed on Race Street relocation

HUGHESVILLE — Borough Council was told Monday about the impending relocation of Race Street as part of a larger road construction project at the intersection of routes 405 and 220.

Contractors have taken down properties in the location and are scheduled to begin the relocation of Race Street the week of April 5, state Department of Transportation officials told the borough.

The relocation of the street is not expected to be completed until early June, with side streets closed to traffic as the project begins, according to Gail Kocher, borough secretary.

The relocation of Race Street is a phase in the reconstruction of the intersection.

In another update, after receiving complaints, Borough Police Chief Rod Smith and the department patrolmen said they are watching for drivers who are not stopping at the intersection at Main and Cemetery streets when the light is red, especially on Main Street.

This is a potentially hazardous and deadly violation that has been taking place, with police on the watch for offenders, according to Walter Reed, borough council president.

Council had asked public works to contact PennDOT on possibly changing the red light at the intersection of Main and Cemetery streets to a strobe light to make it easier for drivers who might not be able to determine the light color when the sun is a hinderance to vision.

For those seeking spring updates on borough happenings, a borough newsletter is about to be distributed to residents, which will include the popular annual tree limb pickup dates and information. The letter will state the pick up is scheduled for April 22 to 26 but will have additional information for those placing tree limbs out.

The borough secretary indicated the borough website has an E-codes section on it, which show all the borough ordinances.

The start of Little League for the borough baseball players and fans is expected to kick-off with a Little League Parade at 9 a.m. April 27.

The parade route runs from the Hughesville Junior/Senior High School, Cemetery Street, Main Street, Walnut Street, Railroad Street to finish at the fire hall parking lot.

The street sweeper will be able to be used at $100 per hour on Main and East Water streets, officials said. The sweeping, however, is being held off until there is less of a chance of any more salt applied because of an early spring snow.

Council approved purchasing new chairs for the office, and some for the visitors.

Council rejected a request for a clothing collection bin on the borough building property.