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Bath names streetscape design team

November 21, 2007|By TRISH RUDDER

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. ? The consulting engineering firm of Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson (JMT) of Morgantown, W.Va., has been selected to lead the Town of Bath's streetscape plan for phase one.

At the Bath Town Council meeting on Tuesday night, Streetscape Committee Chairwoman Sally Marshall said JMT has won awards for its engineering and designs, including a project in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

Project negotiations with JMT will begin next week, specifically the cost for the development of a streetscape plan and engineering plans and specifications for phase one, she said.

Marshall said the first phase of the streetscape plan is the three blocks of Wilkes Street from Fairfax Street to W.Va. 9 West. If funds are available, the side streets of Congress and Independence that connect to Wilkes Street will be included in phase one.

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The grant funding of about $196,000 will be used for curbing, sidewalks and lighting, she said, and contractor bids for construction should go out in the spring.

Wilkes Street is to be repaved by the West Virginia Department of Highways in the spring, so that "works well," Marshall said.

In November 2005, the Town of Bath was awarded a federal $200,000 streetscape grant to be used to enhance the town with sidewalks, signage and lighting.

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