Following successful pilot programs on West State Street and North Main Street, the Borough of Doylestown is planning to close E. State Street on August 14-15.

Doylestown, PA - Starting in June, Doylestown Borough began working with local businesses to establish temporary pedestrian zones to help the community get back on its feet. These zones have seen the historic streets of Doylestown close to allow for expanded outdoor dining and shopping opportunities. After a successful pilot on W. State Street followed by another successful weekend on N. Main Street, the attention is turning to E. State Street.

The block of E. State Street between Main Street and Pine Street is scheduled to close to vehicular traffic from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM on Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15. The street will be lined with tables and decorative plantings to create a welcoming atmosphere. Businesses will be invited to expand their operations into the sidewalks and parking lanes. The center of the road will be sectioned off for socially-distant pedestrian traffic.

Temporary detours will be in place for traffic and free parking will remain available in the County Parking Garage at the corner of Broad & Union streets. Parking will also be available at the new County Parking Facility at nearby Broad and Court for a modest fee. Pedestrians will be expected to maintain a safe distance between one another. Face masks are encouraged when not seated.

The Borough of Doylestown is working to ensure the safety of our community and visitors, alongside local business owners. Social distancing remains a critical part of our fight against the spread of COVID-19 and will continue to be monitored as the pedestrian zones move forward. It is also recognized that our small businesses need our support more than ever. These opportunities are meant to benefit the community at large in a safe and organized manner. Pedestrian Zones are expected to continue throughout the Green phase of the Governor’s Reopening Plan.

Our local shops, restaurants, services, and cultural destinations are open and focused on keeping their staff and customers safe. We invite you to explore Doylestown and discover what makes our small town so special. To learn more about Operation Doylestown, reopening initiatives, and returning to Doylestown, please see the link below.

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