The Mayor of Milton, City Council, West Virginia Department of Highways Engineers, West Virginia Paving, RK Construction and members of the public joined together to save Bartlett Pear trees along US Route 60 through downtown Milton. Milton has long been known for the Pumpkin Festival and its beautiful Bartlett Pear Trees that line US Route 60 in downtown. When the state announced the project which originally included using a small dry cast block wall using geogrid everyone jumped into action because 4 beautiful Bartlett Pear trees were in jeopardy..
They approached Foster Supply for a solution that would save the trees while adding aesthetics to the main street of Milton. Mayor Tom Canterbury approached the highway department about using the same wall system that wals used on the 911 call center. Foster Supply produced the original wall out of Redi-Rock Ledgestone and agreed to provide the same system, if approved at a reduced price to keep a consistent look throughout the main thoroughfare through downtown Milton.
City Councilman Bob Legg stated “Everyone loves the wall and we have had no complaints. We are glad that we saved the trees and the steps look great!” Mayor Canterbury stated this is one of the few projects if not the only one he had been involved with where there were no complaints from the residents. He said that everyone love the wall.
The Miltonian a monthly publication put out by the city refers to the wall in the following way: “They are doing a great job and the wall looks wonderful.”
Foster Supply and its staff are honored to be a part of this great success story.