Preliminary work will begin Mon., Oct. 16 on four intersections of Cattell Street as the City of Easton improves sidewalks and intersections to be more pedestrian-friendly. The work is expected to continue through spring 2024.

The City of Easton is managing the project, with close coordination from the College. The work is funded in part from a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Multimodal Transportation fund.

Intersections will be renovated with bump outs that reduce the time it takes to cross the roadway, and crosswalks will be improved.

The work will include:

  • Building bump outs along Cattell Street at the intersections of Clinton Terrace, March Street, and High Street
  • Adding new crosswalks on all four corners of each intersection
  • Installing pedestrian signals that will flash
  • Constructing a sidewalk island on the western side of McCartney Street at the College Avenue intersection
  • Adding three crosswalks and pedestrian signals that will flash at the McCartney Street/College Avenue intersection (as shown in rendering)

First up will be construction on the High Street intersection starting Oct. 23. There may be times when the work affects traffic flow, but those will be limited, as work will be confined to one or two intersections at a time. Work will progress to March Street, then Clinton Terrace, and finally McCartney Street.

Future phases of the work will add trees along Cattell Street and address intersections along McCartney Street. The work should not impact LANTA stops.

A rendering from Pennoni shows the intersections that will be under construction during the Cattell STreet improvement project.