Photo: Pedestrian Safety Adjustments

photo by Vanessa Fournier
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, part of the town of Hardwick’s parking lot next to the Village Restaurant has been reserved for outside seating. Some people who parked in the lot walk up the bank and cross at the intersection, causing a dangerous situation. The Pedestrian & Traffic Safety Task Force noted that a fence would both look nice and hopefully would deter people from climbing the bank. On Sept. 30 the Hardwick Highway Department personnel put up an 80-foot split rail fence.