Last May, “06880” reported on the demolition and reconstruction of the vest-pocket park at the corner of the Post Road and Main Street. Back in the day, that was the Westport Library’s park — and word on the street was, it would be a park in perpetuity, no matter who owned the land.
Here’s a scene from that day:
It’s amazing how swiftly these things move. Look how much progress this complex project has made in just 3 months:
At this rate, the target date for completion of November, 2019 will easily be reached.
Just in time for the 50th reunion of some of the Staples students shown in the park in this classic (and classically misspelled) Westport News photo:
Meanwhile, just a few feet away from the park renovation, there’s another downtown item that needs attending:
Last September, the major Post Road/Main Street crosswalk was eliminated. The idea was to force pedestrians to use the narrower (and presumably safer) crosswalk several yards away, just past Taylor Place.
A side benefit: There would be 2 lanes of traffic, not 1, heading west on the Post Road, presumably unclogging at least a bit the bottleneck in front of Tiffany’s.
As the photo above shows, we’re still waiting for the crosswalk to be completely eliminated.
And for the vehicle lanes to be striped.