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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Diamond plan moving forward

Rounded corners of the inner island of the Ligonier Diamond would be shaved in a design suggested to make the road wider and reduce damage from cars and trucks.
After viewing a couple drawings from engineer Greg Elliott of the EADS Group, borough council this week voted 5-2 to approve the design that is intended to deter semi-tractor trailer drivers and others from driving over the curb.
The 3 feet that would be taken off would taper toward the sides of the island.
Elliott said the change won't eliminate damage to the Diamond, but it will help curb the problem.
“I think that this would be an improvement,” he said.
Councilwoman Judy Hoffer voted against the design that is part of a project to renovate the Diamond area.

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