The first phase of the project encompasses the portion of Madison between Pearl and Noble streets. It includes an enhanced multiuse 12-foot-wide trail for pedestrians and bicyclists, two marked pedestrian crosswalks, a pedestrian hybrid beacon signal at Euclid Avenue and several streetscape improvements. Construction will begin in April and is scheduled to finish in September.
“The new Madison Avenue will provide an opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy a more walkable Downtown,” said Mayor Mark W. Myers. “Current businesses along Madison Avenue will benefit from the increased pedestrian traffic, and we expect the change in atmosphere will generate interest from other retail and restaurant business owners. It’s another important milestone in the resurgence of Old Town Greenwood.”
The project will connect multiple parking lots, providing residents and visitors the additional benefit of easier vehicle access to restaurants and businesses.
Myers added that customers will be able to access all businesses along the corridor during construction. Additionally, at least one lane of traffic will be open at all times for vehicles traveling north and south.
“Downtown revitalization continues to be a top priority,” said Myers. “This is just the beginning as we plan to move forward with several projects this year.”