Mar 5

During the day visitors to Gettysburg will find this portion of Steinwehr Avenue, from South Washington St. to Baltimore St., a one-way road due to construction. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, March 4, 2011.

Major construction work has been taking place in Gettysburg over the past few weeks. As part of two contracts that were bid out by the Borough last year, work has began in earnest on projects for both South Washington Street and Steinwehr Avenue. The largest of the projects is the approximately 2 million dollar Steinwehr Avenue project, which according to the Gettysburg Times includes “new sidewalk bricking, disabled-access improvements, curb cuts, new trees, mounted lighting, and intersection upgrades along a one-block stretch from Baltimore Street to South Washington Street and Taneytown Road.” Today we’ll show you a few photos of the construction so far.

Most of the work being performed at the moment is on the sidewalk and piping on the northwest side of the street. The Alexander Dobbin House is out of view on the left. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, March 4, 2011.

Just after the Dobbin House, the sidewalk is gone. According to the construction workers we spoke with, new piping will be the first thing taken care of now that the excavation is moving forward. This view was facing north at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, March 4, 2011.

For Steinwehr Avenue merchants, this means make-shift gravel walkways leading to their front entrances. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, March 4, 2011.

This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, March 4, 2011.

This view was taken facing north at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, March 4, 2011.

This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, March 4, 2011.

This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, March 4, 2011.

We’re now standing next to O’Rorke’s Family Eatery. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, March 4, 2011.

We’re unsure when the work will move to this side of the street. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, March 4, 2011.

For now, most merchants have taken to displaying signs advertising side or rear entrances to the building (a prominent alley runs behind and parallel to Steinwehr Ave). This view was taken facing north at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, March 4, 2011.

This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, March 4, 2011.

This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, March 4, 2011.

Depending on who we asked, work on this renovation project could take anywhere from four to six months to complete. This view was taken facing north at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday, March 4, 2011.


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