It’s been 20 days since Hersheypark announced the Hershey’s Chocolatetown expansion project. In the past few days, preparations have gotten underway for the main construction effort which will begin in January.
Section of parking lot closed
One significant change that has been made is that the section of the parking lot between Hersheypark Stadium and the Ice Palace / Hersheypark Arena is now temporarily closed and fenced off for Chocolatetown construction.
Park perimeter fencing along Park Boulevard
A number of stakes have appeared along Park Boulevard and Chocolate World Way. These stakes are marking locations for a perimeter fence for the park. The markers stretch from 108 Chocolate World Way (formerly known as 300 Park Boulevard, or the Hershey Park Golf Club Clubhouse) out to the intersection with Park Boulevard, and then down Park Boulevard, and then turning northeast into the former Golf Club property. Materials, such as fence poles, have already been dropped off at a few locations.
As seen in the picture above, there has been some land clearing so the new perimeter fence can be installed. There are some construction vehicles on site, of course, since work has already begun here.
In addition to this work, the old Park Boulevard bridge was reinforced to better handle construction traffic.
Be sure to check back in the future for more photos of construction work and other updates related to the expansion of Hersheypark!
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