Construction underway in Downtown Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Construction is underway in one city here in the east and while the project will improve roadways, businesses and those wishing to shop/eat at these stores might take a small hit.

The City of Greenville has started work in connection to the BUILD project which has the goal of widening sidewalks, brick crosswalks, site furnishings, and street trees. The project is primarily focused on Reade Circle and Fifth Street downtown. These roads will be closed for an estimated time of four to five months.

While these roads are closed, businesses will still be open and those wishing to head downtown will have to find parking elsewhere and walk. The City of Greenville has suspended parking enforcement for all public lots downtown, so it is free to park unless it is a reserved spot. According to businesses WITN spoke to, they are a bit nervous about how this will impact them.

“Well it just started but it’s obvious it’s not going to help. Summertime is very slow for us anyway so that is a good thing and these guys waited until after graduation to start but looking outside I mean come on you only have one entrance in here and one way in here so we’ll see,” Stop & Shop Convenience store owner, Jay Long said.

For more information on the BUILD project click here.