North Main Street in High Point to Re-open April 12 with Ribbon Cutting
Sponsors: Business High Point, Inc. / High Point Chamber of Commerce & the City of High Point
Business High Point, Inc. and the City of High Point will host a ribbon cutting, April 12 at 9am, in celebration of the grand reopening of North Main Street in High Point after completing the portion of the Main Street Project that required a full road closure. The bow for the ceremony was made by impacted business owner, Carol Jollay of Jollay Designs and represents all of the impacted merchants in the construction zone.
The event will take place on North Main Street, adjacent to the High Point Public Library, located at 901 N. Main Street, High Point, NC, 27262
For more information, check out the project webpages: https://www.highpointnc.gov/mainstreetproject and https://www.highpointnc.gov/shopmainstreet
About the Main Street Project: The City of High Point began the Main Street Project on November 2, 2016. The purpose of the project was to replace and repair century-old water and sewage lines as well as bury electric and utility lines. (Note: the burying of lines will be completed this fall.) The construction zone stretched from Parkway Avenue through Westwood Avenue, roughly from Krispy Kreme to The Dog House. Originally planned for a six-month road closure, construction on N. Main Street finished ahead of schedule by two weeks. The project contractor was Yates Construction. During the construction process, this portion of N. Main Street was completely closed to traffic; however, businesses remained open and the public had access to each business location through either a side or back-street entrance. Aiding the impacted businesses throughout the project were Business High Point, Inc. and the City of High Point. Business High Point, Inc. supported the impacted business owners through numerous advertisements in the High Point Enterprise, social media posts and links to project information in 20 e-newsletters sent to over 3,500 contacts, while the City of High Point aided the businesses by providing wayfinding signs to the alternate entrances, creating a Shop Main Street logo (attached), releasing weekly emails and videos with project updates and providing utility bill inserts with special Shop Main Street promotions. Both entities co-hosted eight Merchants Meetings and made personal visits to the businesses as needed throughout the project. On Wednesday, April 12, N. Main Street will be newly paved and marked and reopened to traffic!