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Tamaqua's Pleasant Row closed while retaining wall is replaced

Published October 13. 2010 05:00PM

Tamaqua Borough will commence with the replacement of a retaining wall along its Pleasant Row section on North Railroad Street (SR309).

During this project Pleasant Row will be closed to traffic every day between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. starting Wednesday, Oct. 13, for the excavation and replacement of the deteriorating retaining wall, said Borough Manager Kevin Steigerwalt.

Radocha Excavating of Coaldale and the borough workforce will be rebuilding approximately 400 feet of the wall starting at the Elm Street intersection. The existing rock wall and metal railing will be removed and replaced with concrete retaining wall blocks and a metal guide rail.

Steigerwalt said construction will take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather permitting. During these times the street will be closed to traffic and will be reopened at approximately 3:30 p.m. each day.

The wall replacement project is expected to take two to three weeks to complete. This schedule is subject to change, depending on weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.

Drivers and pedestrians should avoid this area during construction. In the event of an emergency the contractor will open the street as soon as possible.

Questions may be directed to the Municipal Building, 320 E. Broad St., or call (570) 668-3444 or (570) 668-0300.

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