Top Salisbury Officials Gathered For Bateman Street Ground Breaking

Jul 20, 2012

The Mayor of Salisbury Jim Ireton, Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach band Eastern Shore Delegate Norm Conway dug their shiny shovels into the direct for a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for the upgrades on Bateman and Street and Onley Road.

The initiative between the City and the University will make Bateman Street one-way west bound.

In addition there will be sidewalks and a bike path along Bateman.

And there will be a signal at Onley Road and South Division Street.

Mayor Ireton told a small gathering of dignitaries that included city council President Terry Cohen and Council member Laura Mitchell this project along with many others have brought progress to Salisbury over the last couple of months.

President Dudley-Eshbach said this marks the end of six years of planning and collaboration on the project that began in 2005.

The project will cost $280-thousand with the University contributing $180 thousand.