Motorists traveling on North Fifth Street will see the next phase of downtown street improvements as work will begin on the street’s multiple intersections on the morning of Aug. 7. The work will continue through the following eight weeks, subject to weather conditions. Traffic may be delayed or be rerouted during this period.
These improvements are a continuation of the development to Hartsville’s downtown area, expanding on the work already completed to College Avenue. The current bricked crosswalks at these intersections will be removed and repaved. Additionally, new parking spaces will be added in certain areas along the street in order to increase downtown store-front parking.
“We’ve seen an impressive amount of downtown development in the last year,” says Main Street Executive Director, Suzy Moyd, “The 5th Street Improvement Project will ultimately add a few new, needed parking spaces on Fifth Street, and the removal of 24 year old broken bricks will make our intersection crosswalks safer for our growing pedestrian population.”
A General Obligation Bond was obtained for these improvements. No tax increase was needed in order to support the bonded project.
Intersections that will be affected include the intersections of North Fifth Street and Home Avenue, College Avenue, and Carolina Avenue.
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