The Columbia Borough Highway Department is continuing the widening and paving of Heritage Drive, which runs parallel to Front Street - on the opposite side of the railroad tracks.
The plan may provide an additional 40 parking spaces.
In order to qualify for liquid fuels funding, there must be two lanes.
According to the minutes of the April 18, 2017 Public Works Committee meeting, plans for the removal of brush and fencing were to be finalized at a meeting with residents on April 20. Reportedly, wrought iron fencing, similar to that enclosing the parking lot at the bottom of Locust, was chosen by residents. The fence will separate Heritage Drive from properties owned by members of the Columbia Heritage River Cottage Association, Inc.
Will these leftover sections of track need to be removed?
The borough should take this opportunity to pave the first block of Union Street (shown above) which has basically been neglected for decades.
Union Street joins a road leading to the borough's second, less well-known, public boat ramp.
The ramp appears to be somewhat neglected but can still be used.