The project encompasses a .68-mile-long, two-lane section of Worthsville Road, just east of I-65, starting at Collins Road and extending to Hurricane Creek.
“Greenwood is literally transforming before our eyes,” said Mayor Mark W. Myers. “The progress on the Worthsville Road project and Downtown streetscapes provides immediate and future benefits to our community and visitors. We’re creating better connectivity and walkability.”
Beyond lane widening and stormwater improvements, the Worthsville Road project includes multiuse paths that will connect with an existing trail system to provide access to Grassy Creek Park and the Central Nine Career Center. Construction is set to begin in spring 2019. During its meeting last week, the RDC heard an overview of plans to renovate Downtown streetscapes along Madison Avenue and Main Street.
The project includes decorative lighting and signage, a modernized traffic signal at Main and Madison and widened sidewalks, which have long been sought to increase pedestrian safety in the historic district. The project will also include improvements to stormwater and sanitary sewer systems, many of which were installed more than a century ago. Final approval for the design contract will be considered at the August meeting. Design is estimated to take six to nine months with construction to follow.