Work to Begin Monday on Public Safety Building Plaza

Work will begin Monday, March 7 on a project to repair and beautify the plaza in front of the Public Safety Building.

Click here to view a site rendering of the finished product.

Settling underneath parts of the plaza has caused drainage issues, leading to water leaks inside the police station. To correct this, crews will dig and remove debris from underneath the area, build it back up, and install new sidewalks and pavers.

A beautification project will also take place to improve the plaza’s appearance and landscape and to provide a space for crews to install the Zackquill Morgan statue.

On Monday, crews will begin fencing off the construction area, and the sidewalk in front of the Public Safety Building will be closed to pedestrians. The side entrance into the Public Safety Building will also be closed.

Pedestrians can cross at the corner of Fayette and Spruce Streets and also at the corner of Walnut and Spruce Streets to avoid the construction area.

The bus stop will temporarily move to the corner of Fayette and Spruce Streets, in front of the Morgantown Marketplace. Commuters should look for signs pointing out the bus stop location.

Anderson Excavating will complete the work, which is scheduled to wrap up on June 10, 2016. The Zackquill Morgan statue will be unveiled on West Virginia Day, June 20.

The proposed budget for the project is $310,000. Funding will come from one-time B&O construction tax revenues generated by large construction projects being built within the City.