Construction on new ADA sidewalks along Market Street, from 9th street to 10th Street, is slated to begin on Friday, June 11, 2021. Improvements include the installation of new sidewalks, curb cuts, street trees and landscaping elements within the new curb extension (bump-out) features. Bump-outs are designed to encourage slower vehicular speeds, offer increased safety to pedestrians crossing the street while adding stormwater retention properties and street beautification. Work will start each day no earlier than 7:00AM and finish by 7:00PM in accordance with City Ordinance 0-621.
Funding for this project is made possible by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
For questions regarding the construction schedule, please contact the Engineering Division at 304.424.8568. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate the public’s cooperation during the construction project.
With the Annual Parkersburg Fishing Derby scheduled for this Saturday April 17th , the City of Parkersburg will restrict all fishing beginning Thursday April 15th until the conclusion of the derby on Saturday at 1PM.
Beginning at 1PM Saturday both Southwood & City Park ponds will be open to fishing, subject to all State of WV Fishing regulations and subsequent bag and possession limits.
Trash pick up will be one day behind this week, due to this morning’s hazardous road conditions. Sanitation routes will operate one day behind normal schedule, with Tuesday-Saturday pickups. Any additional changes will be communicated through the City Facebook Page and website.
In accordance with WV Code §2-2-1; The City of Parkersburg will observe Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26, 2020 and Friday, November 27, 2020. The City Building will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 and will open for normal business at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020. The Sanitation Department will be one day behind schedule and will run on Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th.
Parkersburg’s Reverse Drive-Through Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 5. Units are stationary with spectators able to drive through from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. Please see the application below for your organization to participate.
The City of Parkersburg invites concerned parties to attend a public meeting regarding the Market Street Streetscape Enhancement Project, on Tuesday, November 10th from 4:00-6:00 PM at Bicentennial Park at 3rd and Market Streets in downtown Parkersburg.
This project proposes to enhance the streetscape along Market Street from 9th Street to 13th Street, including the easterly and westerly sides of Market Street. The project’s goal is to encourage increased pedestrian, bicyclist, and transit rider amenities and activities, while also accommodating vehicular traffic that provides safe access to users of all ages and abilities.
Planned improvements include:
- Replacing all existing sidewalks
- Making appropriate ADA improvements, including curb cuts and standard ramps.
Other improvements that may be executed include:
- Ingress/egress consolidation for local businesses
- New decorative light fixtures on the existing telephone poles on the easterly side of Market Street
- Installation of landscaping treatments (additional street trees spaced appropriately on the westerly side of Market Street)
- New cross walks constructed at each intersection
- Stamped concrete installed to be consistent with those installed previously on the lower sections of Market Street
Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce stated, “This is an opportunity for public input regarding substantial investment and infrastructure upgrades. It’s important for citizens, particularly those in the impacted neighborhood, to provide their input and feedback to the planning team.”
In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be moved to the Executive Conference Room on the 2nd Floor of the Municipal Building. Any residents or business owners, or others unable to attend may send questions or comments through email or regular mail to the attention of Mr. Tim Kirk, PE Project Manager:
MortonThomas and Associates
417 Grand Park Drive, Suite 104, Parkersburg, WV 26105