New Albany to Kick Off Phase 2 of Main Street Project
The city of New Albany is planning to begin the next phase of its Main Street Revitalization Project this summer. The city says the $3 million project will replace deteriorated pavement and sidewalks, improve walkability, and increase multi-model accessibility of the Main Street corridor.
The project started in 2014 with the full reconstruction of East Main Street, which introduced new sidewalks, pedestrian safety features and multi-model transportation.
“It is time to kick off the final phase of our Main Street Revitalization Project which we started in 2014,” said Mayor Jeff Gahan. “The new phase promises to deliver a more attractive, better functioning, and all around more safe living experience for downtown businesses, residents, and shoppers.”
The city says safety is among the project’s top priorities, with features aiming to improve pedestrian, cyclist, and motorist safety, while retaining the corridor’s historic character. Utility work is expected to begin before June.
The city says the project is an “80/20” match with the federal government; New Albany is only responsible for 20% of the cost of the project.
The project is expected to be complete in spring 2023.
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