The City Council is upset that just weeks before school starts and the city's crosswalks have not been repainted. And they won't be done this year.
Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell filed a petition asking for a schedule for line painting this year after noticing areas throughout the city where the paint has worn and the crosswalks are faded. His concern is that the city could be incurring liability should there be an accident or a pedestrian gets run down when trying to cross the road.
The city is still trying to secure funding to renovate the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and East Street. But, it could take a while.
The city had previously sought to fund it with a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration for an array of improvements there tying into the development of the William Stanley Business Park. That federal officials responded saying the grant had asked to pull out some items, such as bringing fiberwire to the park. The city responded
Clarksburg is seeking to adopt a "Complete Streets" policy that would guide its future road construction and open up state grant funding.
The state Department of Transportation has been pursuing the concept of Complete Streets, which envision ways to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists along with motor vehicles. The guidelines encompass sidewalks, crossings, bike lanes, signage, striping and intersections.