Signature Project: South Main Street Downtown Montrose Streetscape

November 19, 2019
South Main Street looking south

Clients:    Susquehanna County Housing & Redevelopment Authority and Montrose Restoration Committee

Location: South Main Street, Montrose Borough,
Susquehanna County, PA

Services:  Survey; Design; Project Permitting, Bidding, Construction Management

South Main Street looking north in front of Tannery Place

JHA was retained by the Montrose Restoration Committee in collaboration with the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the Borough of Montrose to prepare all the surveying and engineering design plans for the South Main Street Streetscape Project.

South Main Street looking south

Improvements included new concrete sidewalks for safer pedestrian travel, new curbing, new street lighting and new trees enhancing the atmosphere of downtown Montrose. JHA was tasked with navigating the PennDOT permitting approval and bidding process as well as coordinating with PA American water on the concurrent project and working with Borough Council representative Mrs. Judy Kelly. This project was meaningful to us because it is our corporate office hometown and the sidewalk is right in from of our building. 

South Main Street looking south in front of Tannery Place

The project was funded and administered by PennDOT, the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant funding provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives. These alternative projects include transportation enhancements, recreational trails, safe routes to school, and several other discretionary programs, wrapping them into a single funding source.

This is the second project of this type in Montrose completed. The first was the Public Avenue streetscape project completed in 2011.

By Joseph J. Hunt, PE, PLS, Founder