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Lancaster Main Street to get face-lift in spring

Lancaster’s West Main Street this spring is slated for get a facelift that complements the historic ambience of Central Avenue’s streetscape.

The $200,000 village project is one that will lead to a new streetscape along West Main from Central to PAC Way, including antique lighting, park benches, repairing the deteriorating retaining wall on the south side at the west end of the street, as well as stamped concrete sidewalks and granite curbs.

“It’s a wonderful thing for the village and an improvement to that area of West Main,” Deputy Mayor Kenneth O’Brien III said. “We’re trying to make it look like Central Avenue.”

The project – which the village hopes will be completed by July 4 – is funded by a $100,000 grant from the Lancaster Industrial Development Agency combined with another $100,000 from the state Dormitory Authority sponsored by state Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-Elma.

“Our business merchants will be very pleased,” Trustee Dawn Robinson said.

O’Brien said the objective is to make West Main more business-friendly for the merchants that are there and hopefully new ones to come.

The Village Board approved a $39,800 proposal Monday for engineering services by village consulting engineer Donald Gallo for the streetscape project.