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Ardmore Additions to be Recognized

A much needed lane addition and a donated park sculpture will be dedicated in ceremonies this spring.

With temperatures expected to hit 80 on Monday, Ardmore officials were lining up the warm weather dedication ceremonies.

 On April 25, there will be an official ribbon cutting to welcome the new turning lanes and curbcuts at the busy intersection of Lancaster and Ardmore avenues.

The $2 million realignment project added turning lanes to both streets to improve traffic flow at a juncture that was a harried bottleneck for years, and often backed up. Traffic light signals were improved as well, taking into account pedestrians.

Additionally, a new plaza was built on the southwest corner of the intersection, in front of the Bryn Mawr Trust building. The new fountain there will be turned on within the next couple of weeks.

At Linwood Park, which just opened in May of 2010 at the corner of Linwood Road and Athens Avenue, there will be a dedication for a new statue, donated by Max Paul of Ardmore Toyota. The date and time is to be announced.

The life-size statue, near the Linwood Road side of the park, is by sculptor Max Turner. It's called (for good reason), “Two Kids on a Bench," and depicts a boy and a girl reading together.

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