On Monday, June 11th, construction began on the Ballard Street Sidewalk Expansion project. This project is a collaborative endeavor between York County and the National Park Service, and will provide the public with an extended walkway to better enjoy the historic park area between the York-Poquoson Courthouse and Bacon Street. The purpose of the project is to provide a safe walkway for pedestrians while maintaining the aesthetic integrity of historic Yorktown.
Construction begins at Bacon Street, and works back towards the Courthouse. Work takes place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and equipment such as trucks, backhoe, and other heavy equipment will be used during the process. However, construction is not expected to be a major distraction or nuisance to residents or visitors. No significant interruptions of traffic or access to side streets are expected, and parking is not significantly affected either. Six courthouse parking spaces are reserved in support of this project.
Work is expected to be complete prior to July 4th, weather permitting. Plans for further sidewalk expansion are expected in the future. York County and the National Park Service will continue to work together to achieve continued results.
For more information, please contact project manager Amy Green at (757) 890-3765 or Amy.Green@yorkcounty.gov.