The Town is working with community stakeholders to improve or create new streetscape along N. Graham St. and N. Roberson St. between Franklin and Rosemary streets. The goal of the project is to increase pedestrian mobility and safety by promoting accessibility, consistency and visibility.
The Town discussed the proposed streetscape improvements with property owners and other key stakeholders throughout 2019 and early 2020. Their input was combined with the Town's streetscape design to create a collaborative final design.
Streetscape is designed to enhance the pedestrian experience with sidewalks, crosswalks, lighting, public art and plantings, along with other improvements in the public rights-of-way. Like almost all other Downtown streetscape improvements, this project is bond-funded, specifically through the 2015 Streets and Sidewalks bond.
The current design for the streetscape looks very similar to that recently constructed along W. Rosemary St. though the Town is exploring potential additions to the design to reflect the history of the area. See below for a video about the success of the W. Rosemary St. streetscape improvements from 2017:
Images of the current state of Graham and Roberson curb space, taken January 2020.