Paving should begin soon on the streetscape project for the Elkins Railyard along Railroad Avenue, Randolph County Development Authority officials said this week.
"A start date for the paving has not been set yet," Robbie Morris, the executive director of the RCDA, said at Wednesday's authority meeting. The RCDA is still working out the paving details with the city of Elkins, he said.
Once the paving begins, the work should last about three to five weeks, Morris said.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson
Paving should begin shortly on the Elkins Railyard streetscape project along Railroad Avenue, according to the Randolph County Development Authority.
The streetscape project has been planned for more than a year, and it will feature the installation of curbs and the planting of trees to provide a boulevard-like entrance to Elkins.
It's designed to lead people to the Elkins Depot and the Railyard.
Triple H Construction of Beverly submitted the low bid for the project, which was engineered by Bill Swecker.
Morris said Wednesday that Harold and Julia Elbon had agreed to deed over a "little slice" of property to be part of a sidewalk. The Elbons own the Railyard Restaurant.
"We're very appreciative of them," Morris said.
Morris noted the Railyard's Town Square was landscaped prior to the 28th annual Mountain State Street Machines Auto Extravaganza, which had to be cut short because of the destructive June 29 storm.
"(The landscaping) actually survived the storm quite well," Morris said, adding that the property and business owners in the Railyard area all seem very happy with the landscaping.