Haddonfield Commissioners Expected to Approve Road Plan
Officials will also decide on a controversial plan to install sidewalks along road improvement routes.
The sidewalk plan has drawn the ire of many area residents. Neighbors there have grown accustomed to not having sidewalks and extending landscaping to the street. The residents have also expressed concerns about maintenance of sidewalks once installed, which customarily reverts to the homeowner.
Borough officials have argued that they have a responsibility to promote pedestrian safety and sidewalks are part of that mission. They also stressed that the cost of the sidewalks is significantly reduced when including them with area road projects.
The commissioners have already backed away from plans to install sidewalks on North Drive after neighbors complained. The sidewalks were originally included in the 2012 road-improvement plan.
Officials are expected to announce a decision tonight on plans for sidewalks on Washington Avenue, from Upland Way to Tavistock.
Commissioners usually hold action meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly, but only meet once a month in July and August. An earlier meeting this month was entirely devoted to the Bancroft purchase issue.