The County is finishing upgrades to the intersection of North Main Street and Monticello Road, as a revitalization project on North Main begins its final phase.
Last week, crews contracted by Richland County Transportation began preparing deteriorated sections of concrete at the intersection for removal. Crews will follow up by removing an existing trolley rail, constructing a roadway base, paving asphalt, and installing a crosswalk at the intersection.
Motorists are asked to be patient during the roadwork, as delays are expected because of lane closures. Work is expected to occur on weekdays.
The construction is part of Transportation’s plans to widen and further improve a 1.7-mile stretch of North Main Street, from Anthony Avenue to Sunset Drive.
“The overall construction work will greatly improve pedestrian safety with street lighting and designated crosswalks, along with traffic-signalized intersections and roadway surface improvements for motorists,” said Kimberly Toney, a project manager with Richland County Transportation.
Transportation staff expect the North Main project to be finished by the end of fall. The project’s three other phases are already mostly complete, with the remaining work scheduled between Monticello Road and Mt. Vernon Street.
On Sept. 8, crews contracted by Richland County Transportation began removing deteriorated pavement at North Main Street and Monticello Road as part of a revitalization project on North Main.