Street projects underway in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON —  Recent curb and sidewalk improvements will offer pedestrians and property protection from errant vehicles. The City of Buckhannon Streets Department continued work this week on N. Florida Street and Traders Alley.

The North Florida Street paving project will widen the street from 26 to 30-32 feet, install curbs between the street and sidewalks, and add new sidewalk access ramps with ADA accessibility features. The new curbs will protect residents’ property by preventing vehicles from tearing up yards, while also protecting pedestrians and ensuring that the sidewalk right-of-way remains clear for walking.

The Traders’ Alley project is nearing completion, with just one segment of sidewalk yet to be installed. This portion of the project cannot proceed until telephone and internet lines are relocated to the new utility pole, which is positioned outside of the sidewalk’s path. Once the sidewalk is complete, the Streets Department will begin paving the alley from Main Street to Jawbone Park. The Traders Alley Arts District will be further enhanced when the retaining wall is spruced up through a partnership with Mr. John Moss, the adjacent property owner.

Both projects contribute to the Elizabeth J. “Binky” Poundstone Riverwalk Trail system, which connects downtown Main Street to Riverwalk, Jawbone and North Buckhannon Riverfront Parks. The system also creates a network of pedestrian sidewalks and bike-friendly trails for commuting, recreation, and business accessibility. These projects are aligned with the Complete Streets initiative of the Buckhannon 2025 Planning documents, which provide that our city’s street planning and design “help encourage safe and active transportation, decrease pollution, and reduce the incidence of health-related and social issues within the community.”

The City of Buckhannon Streets Department maintains 26 miles of streets, 19 miles of sidewalks, seven parking lots, and the River Walk & River View trails, equaling 3,800,000 square feet of paved surface in streets and 400,000 square feet in sidewalks. This considerable infrastructure attracts residents, businesses, and tourists to the City, increasing quality of life and enhancing the local economic environment. Maintaining this vital infrastructure requires a considerable financial commitment, but the benefits far outweigh the investment. Afterall, where would we be without our streets, sidewalks, trails, and parks?

SHOPS & SERVICES

Featured

Broaddus Wound Care receives Center of Excellence Award

Philippi, WV – Broaddus Hospital is honored to announce their wound care center is a recipient of RestorixHealth’s highest achievement, the Wound Center of Excellence Award. Recipients of this prestigious award meet or exceed national

FBI and local law enforcement lead safety training at Buckhannon Academy Elementary School on Friday

BUCKHANNON – Teachers, staff and administration at Buckhannon Academy Elementary School took part in important safety sessions Friday in an effort to support safety. The training sessions included learning about hostile intruders, how to stop the bleed, room-specific exercises, and […]

There’s more to this story! Unlock immediate access to everything on our site and get two extra months free when you subscribe for a year. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below.

judge court attorney

Upshur County woman admits to fentanyl charges

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Michaela Dawn Gregory, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, has admitted to selling fentanyl, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced. Gregory, 26, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Fentanyl” and

Buckhannon City Hall

City council votes to participate in opioid litigation settlement — but the monetary benefits aren’t yet clear

BUCKHANNON – The City of Buckhannon has opted to participate in the opioid litigation settlement between the State of West Virginia and the U.S.’s three largest opioid distributors. Yet, exactly how much money the municipality will receive – and when […]

There’s more to this story! Unlock immediate access to everything on our site and get two extra months free when you subscribe for a year. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below.

City council approves final design, $4 million budget for long-awaited multipurpose Stockert addition

BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon City Council voted on the final design and budget for the Stockert Youth and Community Center’s long-awaited multipurpose building. City council convened for a special meeting Sept. 21 to iron out the final details for the project. […]

There’s more to this story! Unlock immediate access to everything on our site and get two extra months free when you subscribe for a year. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below.

SHOPS & SERVICES

Soccer ‘Cats earn 1-0 home win over Cedarville

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan (4-2-2) men’s soccer team took down Cedarville (4-4-1) 1-0 thanks to a rocket from Adam Gribben on Saturday (Sept. 24) at Cebe Ross Field. In the first half,

BUHS Girls Soccer Feature Image

Soccer Lady Bucs pick up two more wins this week over East Fairmont and Robert C. Byrd

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc soccer team won a pair of 1-0 contests in Big 10 Conference action this week. At home on Wednesday in their home finale, the Lady Bucs downed East Fairmont by that 1-0 score and […]

There’s more to this story! Unlock immediate access to everything on our site and get two extra months free when you subscribe for a year. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below.

SHOPS & SERVICES

Water Faucet

Anmoore, Millcreek receive large water system grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council announced funding for four sewer and four water system improvement projects at its meeting on Sept. 7. Details for each project are listed below.

This Week in West Virginia History: Sept. 24 – Oct. 1

Charleston, WV – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Sept. 25, 1864: George Smith Patton was killed at