Streetscape, Pedestrian Corridor & History Walk:
Our vision is to create a safe, history-enriched environment for all visitors to Newark and The Works while engaging people in the storied history of our community. In collaboration with the City of Newark, Park National Bank, and JBA Architects, The Works has developed a concept for a new streetscape and walkway from Second Street to First Street that will allow pedestrians to travel securely from the Canal Market District and other points downtown to our museum. The plan also features safer parking, school bus access, and turnarounds.
Week of Feb 3 – Construction on our Streetscape Project has officially begun! Canal Street between 1st and 2nd Street is officially closed, but parking is still available on the north side of our parking lot, as well as in the parking garage on 2nd Street. The main entrance is still accessible and will be for the duration of construction. Thank you to Robertson Construction for making our Streetscape and Pedestrian Corridor become a reality!
Week of Feb 10 – There is a fenced off area in front of the building. You may see digging and other construction going on, but our main entrance is still open!
Week of Feb 24 – Construction is temporarily on hold for some engineering issues, but will be moving along again soon. Our new arch is being created this week!