Borough Municipal Building to Have New Handicapped Ramp

The Ellwood City Municipal Building will soon have a new rear entrance thanks to a Community Development Block Grant.

The project will eliminate unused restrooms in the rear of the municipal building along with the current ramp. A new ramp will be built that will head toward Sixth Street and then turn toward Bell Avenue.

The new ramp will be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including a more gradual incline and an automated door with an activation button.

The project is being done with the assistance of the Lawrence County Commission and the CDBG will absorb all of the cost.

According to Borough Manager Bob Villella, there are plans to re-purpose the stone work on the restroom structure, especially the brick that is labelled from 1927.

“The project should add aesthetic value to the rear of the Municipal Building as well,” Villella said.


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