Construction began November 29, 2021 on the Phase II streetscape project and will be completed next spring. The project continues the Town’s new sidewalk network by extending the sidewalks at either end of Main Street. Specifically, the Phase II improvements involve construction of sidewalks on the north side of Main Street from Celt Road to Pioneer Bank on the west, a distance of about 300 feet, and on the east side from Rectory Lane to Greene Pharmacy, a distance of about 900 feet. The project also will install 21 colonial-style streetlights and a pedestrian bridge across Mitchell Creek.
M&F Concrete, Inc. is the construction contractor. Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) serves as Project Manager and Draper Aden Associates is the design and engineering firm. *STAR* assists the Town in managing the project and is helping raise the required local match.
Phase II is funded in part through VDOT grants totaling $1.2 million, which will be met by a local match of $315,000. Because of significant increases in the project cost estimate, the town committed to providing additional funds totaling $183,000.
Below are photos of the east and west ends of Main Street where the new sidewalk will be constructed on the north side.