Salisbury is scheduled to begin a revitalization of its six-block section of downtown Main Street within the next 12-18 months. Once complete, the Downtown Main Street Project will include new sidewalks, tree planters, street lights and signal mast arms, new trash cans, public art, seating areas, curbs, and ADA-compliant crosswalks and parking. In addition, work will include a complete engineering design for the road, water and sewer utilities, stormwater system, and electrical and signals system.
Currently, the project is in the data collection phase of surveying and utility line marking. Downtown visitors will notice the colorful lines, dashes and arrows on Main Street indicating the location of underground water, fiber, electrical and other utility lines. Then, the utility markings wil be added to the project plans as part of the design phase. Finally, the construction phase, expected to begin in 2025, will be the most obvious as crews begin the extensive renovation process.
The city’s Transportation Department is leading this project with assistance from Downtown Development/Downtown Salisbury, Inc and the Planning and Neighborhoods Department.