What some people are calling a long-overdo renovation project will be wrapping up this summer.
A two-part construction project is underway in Conneaut Lake. The project is meant to connect the business district along Water Street to the beachfront. Crews are installing new curbs, sidewalks, decorative lighting, and other features to make the area around Fireman’s Beach more appealing.
The Project Manager, Bill Eldridge, says it’s a major undertaking that will revitalize the community. “This has been six years in the planning. It’s a very small borough of a little over 500 people. To obtain the kind of grant monies and fundraising that we’ve done, to the tune of about four-million dollars, is truly exceptional for our small town and so now we’re seeing all of that hard work pay off in terms of real improvements.”
Construction along Fireman’s Beach should be done by late June. Work along Water Street is expected to wrap up by the end of July. But, visitors can get their first taste this weekend with the beach opening for the season.