Work on the streetscape portion of the City of Shelby’s large downtown revitalization project is moving into a new phase in the coming days.
Initial work, which began in early April, has almost been completed Now work moves eastward with new streets and intersections impacted. Travel impacts during this Phase Two portion will include:
Please note that Business remain OPEN and ready to serve you during this construction period.
At the same time, crosswalk work has been completed at the West Main/Gamble Street intersection, which has reopened to traffic.
The Main Street streetscape will feature pedestrian improvements, an arch, enhancements on the Black Fork bridge, and the installation of trees and other decorative elements. The goal is to entice people locally and those passing through with obvious signs of vitality, thereby encouraging them to stop and patronize businesses.
It will be joined by two additional components of Shelby’s downtown project. Bike trail and stream restoration work will take place in 2023, and will include restoring the banks of the Black Ford to their natural, vegetated state. Then, the Black Ford Commons Plaza will include a fountain/splash feature for kids, a plaza, and a pergola/outdoor fireplace.
For up-to-date information on the downtown project, including closing and detour information, visit the City’s downtown construction web page.