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Improvement projects kick off at Crescent Park

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry A crew from the City of Warren Public Works Department digs a trench through Crescent Park. The trench will carry electrical conduit through park allowing for the installation of lights at regular intervals along the trail.

For the rest of the summer, visitors to Crescent Park are asked to use some caution.

A project that will result in improved trail surface, new lighting, new restrooms, and parking is underway.

That project was approved by City Council in April.

On Wednesday, city crews were digging a 20-inch-deep trench near the path of the trail, placing electrical conduit in it, and filling it in. Once the conduit — about 4,000 feet of it — is in position, the electrical contractor will pull the wiring through the conduit later in the project.

The electricity will feed lights at regular intervals along the path

The city will resurface the trail to a width of seven feet.

According to Department of Public Works Superintendent Joe Reinke, the project is expected to wrap up in September.

The project has been in the works since 2019 when bids came in well over budget.

A second request for bids did not bring in the number required by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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