Over the summer we told you about a portion of the inactive Route 23 trolley tracks being removed at 11th and Reed.
Now even more of the unnecessary trolley tracks have been covered thanks to the repaving of 12th Street from South Street to Snyder Avenue.
The project to repave 12th Street had been ongoing throughout the fall, and is in part a safety improvement project. The unused trolley tracks along 12th Street have been a hazard to bicyclists, many of whom have reported getting their tires caught in the tracks, before flipping over their handlebars and getting injured.
Service to the Route 23 trolley was suspended back in 1992, so repaving over the trolley track is a much-needed improvement for anyone traveling on 12th Street.
The next step in the improvements here involves the striping of the road, which should happen by Thanksgiving.