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Winchester Wants Public Input on Walking Mall Expansion

26 July 2019 Winchester News

Winchester’s City Council decided Tuesday (7/23/2019) that it would seek public input on a proposal to close part of Boscawen Street off to traffic.

At Council’s July 9, 2019 meeting, Winchester Public Services Director Perry Eisenach discussed the possibility of incorporating a portion of Boscawen between Indian Alley and Cameron Street into the Loudoun Street Walking Mall. Eisenach cited pedestrian safety as the main reason for the $2.5 million project. At the direction of Council, he presented an alternative during Tuesday’s meeting in which Boscawen is kept open for a half-block section between North Cameron and the parking lot behind Rouss City Hall. This design would have retractable bollards blocking vehicle access between Indian and Cameron. Officials agreed Tuesday that opinions should be sought from the community; a public input session has not yet been scheduled.

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