A joint crosswalk project between Livingston and Livingston Regional Hospital has been tabled to study drainage issues.
Mayor Curtis Hayes said the project would create a crosswalk at Oak Street about six inches above the ground. Hayes said the city wants to take a deeper look to avoid puddling.
“With that area already having a lot of surface water that is running down if we’re not careful, behind the crosswalk that they want to see built would be kind of like a retention pond.” Hayes said.
Hayes said he plans to meet with engineers and Hospital CEO Tim McGill to reevaluate over the next couple of weeks.
The project would provide a safe walkway across Oak Street from the parking lot to the hospital as well as a speed bump and flashing lights.
Hayes said the hospital is willing to share the price with Livingston, but a contract for work has yet to be approved.