Update (9/22): Construction Complete
Hollins Construction Services has completed construction!
Preliminary engineering and construction for infrastructure improvements along High and West Main Streets.
In 2019, the Council directed staff to study this area and identify potential improvements. Sungate Design Group completed a study which identified two alternatives. The first redirects some of the runoff from High Street, all of which currently flows down along Goldston Drive, to West Main Street, thereby reducing the impacts along and downstream of Goldston Drive. The second alternative pursues further improvements along and downstream of Goldston Drive, with a good deal of required improvements entirely on private property.
The Town has moved forward with Alternative 1 since a) this alternative is less expensive and Enterprise funds are immediately available; and b) the improvements are relatively straightforward and do not require the much more extensive and complex coordination with private property owners.
The project was reviewed with NCDOT since the improvements direct more water to the West Main Street underground stormwater infrastructure.