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Posted on: May 13, 2022

McKinley Tot Lot Update

Tot Lot Update

McKinley Tot Lot Note #1: Underground Utilities Are Being Marked!: 
It is beginning!! What does it mean when you see the underground utilities being marked with spray paint on the ground?  It means…. Construction and engineerin...
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Posted on: April 28, 2022

McKinley Avenue Tot Lot Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Join us for a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Tuesday, May 3rd at 5:00 pm for the McKinley Avenue Tot Lot. State, county and local officials will be participating in the event. 

This project will transform the borough surface lot on the NE corner of Wy...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Dedication Ceremony for the Gateway Slope Project

Gateway Slope Dedication

On April 8th 2022, Lansdowne Borough Council and Mayor Magda Byrne celebrated the opening of the Gateway Slope walkway with a dedication ceremony to Norman "Marty" Council. Several elected officials spoke about the collective vision from the fed...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

April 4, 2022: Gateway Slope Notes

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Gateway Slope Notes #67 - Existing Sidewalk Removed:  You know a project is approaching full completion when the older infrastructure that was left undisturbed during construction for public access, is removed.  The existing sidewalk has...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

April 1, 2022: Gateway Slope Notes

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Gateway Slope Note #65 - Soil Grading and Stairs Cementious Grouting: The project is advancing with the remainder of the soil grading on the southern end of the project.  The soil has not been seeded yet or covered with straw but this should be t...

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Posted on: March 20, 2022

March 20, 2022 Gateway Slope Notes

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Gateway Slope Notes #65 - “Stamped Asphalt is Here!! Sunshine is near!”:  At the Gateway Slope Plaza, the stamped asphalt has been set!  I have never seen stamped asphalt constructed in person….I missed see...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

March 7, 2022: Gateway Slope Notes

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Gateway Slope Notes #64 - Concrete Pavement Plaza and Remaining Earthmoving Activities:  Gateway Slope is almost complete!  It’s exciting to finally see a concrete mixer truck on site!  Concrete forms were placed at th...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Save the Date: Gateway Slope Park Celebration

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On April 8th at 4:00, Lansdowne Borough Council will officially open Gateway Slope Park and celebrate the fulfillment of a long term vision of Lansdowne Borough Council. In particular, Lansdowne Borough Council will dedicate the trail to past Council Pres...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Borough Consultant, NV5, Issues Design for Borough Improvements

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In 2014, Lansdowne Borough Council adopted “The Walkshed Plan” as developed by Urban Engineers and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. The plan makes recommendations for the improvement of walking conditions in the downto...

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Posted on: January 17, 2022

January 17, 2022: Gateway Slope Notes

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Gateway Slope Note # 63 - Lamps Installed!:  Everything is really coming together on this project!  The lamps (LED luminaire) were installed!  There is no electricity connected to them yet, but that should be occurring once coor...
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Posted on: December 28, 2021

December 28, 2021: Gateway Slope Notes

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Gateway Slope Note #62 - More Plants and Electrical Conduit!:  The remaining shrubs and trees were planted (except for what will be featured in the garden top block).  Wow - what a difference the plants are making in creating a beautiful...
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Posted on: December 20, 2021

December 20, 2021: Gateway Slope Notes

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Gateway Slope Note #61: Planting Palooza! : Now that the majority of the paving and retaining walls is completed, the landscaping has begun!  There were so many plants placed on the project.  According to the plant schedule, the...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

December 16, 2021: Gateway Slope Notes

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Gateway Slope Notes #60 - Pavement Installation!:  The bituminous pavement is being placed on the project!  It’s really exciting!  You can see in the pictures the construction workers using rakes to redistribute the as...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

December 13, 2021: Gateway Slope Notes

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Gateway Slope Notes #59 - Preparing for Paving!:  It’s hard to believe that the time is almost here…. For paving!  You can tell it’s next because the soil has been tamped and the subbase is already in place...
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Posted on: December 1, 2021

December 1, 2021: Gateway Slope Notes

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Gateway Slope Notes #58 - Fast-moving Progress!:  Earth moving continues, with much more of the retaining wall construction complete!  If you look closely, you can see the roll of geogrid!  12”-wide strips of geogrid a...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

November 18, 2021: Gateway Slope Notes

Gateway Slope Notes #57 - More Retaining Walls: Work on the retaining walls continues.  There has been a lot of progress!  It’s neat how the Redi-rock modular pieces are removed from the truck and are put on site!  You...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

November 12, 2021: Gateway Slope Notes

Gateway Slope Notes #56 - Retaining Wall at Eldon Road: A lot of progress has taken place with the retaining wall near Eldon Road.  The wall needs to be built to a higher elevation, and there will be a 4’ tall picket fence on top of it, 1x4 white...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

October 29, 2021: Gateway Slope Notes

Gateway Slope Notes #55 - Tie-in to Existing Sidewalk:  Great progress!  You can see the construction to the tie-in with the existing sidewalk near Eldon Road.  The path is taking shape; no paving yet but the grading of the soil...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Eastern Delco Bikeway Study

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Please take a few minutes to participate in a brief survey focused on prioritizing a bicycle network in Eastern Delaware County. Your feedback will help us identify safer bicycle connections to encourage people of all ages and abilities to hope on a bike!...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

October 7: Gateway Slope Notes

Gateway Slope Notes # 51 - Stairs Nearing Completion! :  The stairs appear to be near completion, with a lot of earthwork in progress around the stairs.  You can see the compost filter sock along that edge is in place in preparation for ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

August 19th Gateway Slope Notes

Progress is starting up nowGateway Slope Notes #43 - The Redi-Rock retaining wall pieces have arrived!! :  The retaining wall has arrived on site and the contractor is starting the deep excavation for where the Redi-Rock retaining wall is going t...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

McKinley Tot Lot Update

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As you may be aware the Borough has been planning and fundraising for redevelopment of the surface lot on the northeast corner of Mckinley and Wycombe Avenues unofficially titled the "Mckinley Tot Lot". The plan is to transform this municipal lo...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

July 19: Gateway Slope Notes

Gateway Slope Notes #38 – “Inlet Replacement”

The drainage/stormwater inlet at the Baltimore Ave/Scottdale Rd intersection was replaced!  It was much needed.  The existing inlet was showing a lot of signs of deterioration.  You c...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

July 9: Gateway Slope Notes

Gateway Slope Notes #35 – “Checking the Erosion Control”

Happy July 4th!!  Hope you all are enjoying the holiday! With it being a holiday……There hasn’t been much to report.  So….. with all the rain we recently had, I thought it would be a...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

July 1, 2021 Gateway Slope Notes

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Gateway Slope Notes #28 - “The Bobcat Excavator is Here!”  

 

It was so exciting to see the Bobcat E50 Excavator on the project site!  This is such an impressive piece of equipment in that it can excavate so mu...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

June 17: Gateway Slope Notes

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The Gateway Slope Project is underway in Lansdowne!   It will create a beautiful and welcoming “Gateway” to our wonderful town.  “Gateway Slope Notes” are notes by Parks and Recreation Board Member...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021: Gateway Slope Notes

Gateway Slope Notes #23 - “So Much Clearing and Grubbing!” 

Wow, there is so much happening but you really can’t see it from Baltimore Avenue! So much clearing and grubbing is continuing. Please see attached pictures. With all the clearing happening, it’s ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

June 3: Gateway Slope Notes

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The Gateway Slope Project is underway in Lansdowne!   It will create a beautiful and welcoming “Gateway” to our wonderful town.  “Gateway Slope Notes” are notes by Parks and Recreation Board Member...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

May 20, 2021: Gateway Slope Notes

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The Gateway Slope Project is underway in Lansdowne!   It will create a beautiful and welcoming “Gateway” to our wonderful town.  “Gateway Slope Notes” are notes by Parks and Recreation Board Member...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

May 12, 2021: Gateway Slope Notes

The Gateway Slope Project is underway in Lansdowne!   It will create a beautiful and welcoming “Gateway” to our wonderful town.  “Gateway Slope Notes” are notes by Parks and Recreation Board Member Carol Martsolf, who is a professional c...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021: Gateway Slope Notes

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Gateway Slope Notes #8:  Clearing and Grubbing 

 

Besides setting up erosion control devices, one of the first activities on a construction site is called, “clearing and grubbing.” You can se...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

April 28, 2021: Gateway Slope Notes

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April 28, 2021: Gateway Slope Notes

The Gateway Slope Project is underway in Lansdowne!   It will create a beautiful and welcoming “Gateway” to our wonderful town.  “Gateway Slope Notes” are notes by Parks and Recreation Board Member Caro...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Lansdowne Avenue Crosswalk Work Begins

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April 19, 2021: Miller Bros. contractors have started work at the Lansdowne Avenue Crossing project! In June of 2018 Lansdowne Borough was awarded $87,624 through a competitive grant application to the 2018 Community Development Block Grant funding cycle....

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021: Gateway Slope Groundbreaking

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Mayor Tony Campuzano and Lansdowne Borough Council President Benjamin Hover and Vice President Magda Byrne celebrate the groundbreaking of the Gateway Slope project into Lansdowne. Also, joining Council and the Mayor are Craig Totaro, the Borough Manager,...
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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Lansdowne Borough Infrastructure Improvements: Sewer Enhancements

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Lansdowne Borough is committed to maintaining the high integrity of infrastructure for all of its residents. Through an inspection process, it has been determined that the sanitary sewer in several areas of the Borough are failing and need to be replaced....

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Bicycle Facilities

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Lansdowne Borough was awarded technical assistance from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s (“DVRPC”) Safe Routes to Transit Program. The program is a competitive technical assistance program periodically offer...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Reservoir Park Streambank Restoration Project

Reservoir Park Streambank Restoration Project

In the Fall of 2017 a letter was received from Governor Tom Wolf notifying the Borough that it was awarded $300,000 from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program to restore Reservoir Park. The budget for this project is approximately $400,000. In s...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Gateway Slope Project

Gateway Slope

In 2016 and 2017 Lansdowne Borough was awarded two grants to support the development of a pedestrian trail as an extension of the Hoffman Park trail. The new trail extension known as Gateway Slope will connect to the existing trail at the South East corne...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Lansdowne Avenue Crosswalk

Lansdowne Avenue Crosswalk

In June of 2018 Lansdowne Borough was awarded $87,624 through a competitive grant application to the 2018 Community Development Block Grant funding cycle. The application was to install a more permanent and planned crosswalk across Lansdowne Avenue to con...

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