Per­ryville po­lice build­ing con­struc­tion leads to de­tours

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By JANE BELLMYER

jbellmyer@ce­cil­whig.com

— Con­struc­tion on the new po­lice head­quar­ters in town will mean some traf­fic de­tours in the com­ing weeks, ac­cord­ing to a town of­fi­cial.

Denise Breder, town ad­min­is­tra­tor, said con­struc­tion on the new head­quar­ters has war­ranted clos­ing a por­tion of Ot­sego Street from Aiken Av­enue to the rail­road tracks and Evans Street. Breder said Wed­nes­day that lo­cal res­i­den­tial and busi­ness traf­fic will be

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al­lowed on Ot­sego, but the gen­eral traf­fic pat­tern in and out of town hall will change.

“Traf­fic vis­it­ing town hall will en­ter through Gerry Perry Way and exit by mak­ing a right onto Ot­sego Street,” Breder said, mean­ing that exit will only take traf­fic in one di­rec­tion back to Aiken Av­enue.

Any­one with busi­ness at town hall will need to en­ter the park­ing lot from Broad Street at the front of town hall, trav­el­ing Gerry Perry Way — an al­ley­way next to town hall — to the park­ing lot.

The de­tour is ex­pected to last through Novem­ber.

Dur­ing the clo­sure, wa­ter and sewer lines will be run un­der the rail­road tracks. Amy Yack­anech, ad­min­is­tra­tive su­per­vi­sor, said lo­cal traf­fic will be able to get to their des­ti­na­tions.

“No drive­ways will be blocked on Ot­sego,” she said.

Signs will go up telling mo­torists only lo­cal traf­fic is al­lowed on that por­tion of Ot­sego. The por­tion of the road be­tween the en­trance to town hall and Evans Street has no houses, she added.

Ground was bro­ken Sept. 6 on Per­ryville’s new $2.8 mil­lion po­lice build­ing on Ot­sego Street.

The new po­lice fa­cil­ity will in­clude gen­der-spe­cific hold­ing ar­eas, more stor­age for sup­plies and ev­i­dence, a sally port for se­cure trans­fer of peo­ple un­der ar­rest, and more over­all square footage. The for­mer dou­ble-trail­ers — which have since been de­mol­ished — gave the depart­ment 1,200 square feet. The new build­ing, to be com­pleted by this time next year, will be 8,000 square feet.

The par­tic­i­pants, from left to right: Kate Slo­necker with Peb­bles (match­ing pump­kin hats); Deb­bie Craig with Brina (Chia Pet); Tif­fany Royer with Sammy (minion from “De­spi­ca­ble Me”); Jenny Ch­es­ney with Syd­ney (Teenage Mu­tant Ninja Tur­tles); Brenda Coul­son with Lilee (up­town girl).

From left to right: Rob Laird (judge), Max the dog, Carolyn Crouch (judge), Deb­bie Parkhurst, El­iz­a­beth Felts (or­ga­nizer and West Street Vil­lage owner) and Les Ma­han (judge).

CE­CIL WHIG FILE PHOTO

Con­struc­tion on the new po­lice head­quar­ters in Per­ryville is lead­ing to traf­fic de­tours around Per­ryville Town Hall.

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