Downtown improvement project begins Jan. 6

Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 9:00 am

The first phase of the downtown improvement project will be from Fredericksburg Avenue to approximately Obrigado’s. All of Main Street and Courthouse Square will be completed by the end of 2014.

The first phase of the downtown improvement project will be from Fredericksburg Avenue to approximately Obrigado’s. All of Main Street and Courthouse Square will be completed by the end of 2014.

Travel on Main Street could become difficult for drivers beginning January 6 when the Town of Louisa begins Phase II of the Main Street and Courthouse Square Pedestrian Safety Improvement project.

According to a town press release, grant funding from the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Transportation Enhancement Program will enable the town to replace decaying sidewalks, construct additional handicapped accessible crosswalks, add traffic calming measures and improve street lighting.

The $1.4 million project will also include installing trees, landscaping, brick pavers, benches and trash receptacles.  The area affected during phase II is between the areas of Fredericksburg Avenue and Ellisville Drive.

The two-part project will begin at the intersection of Main Street and Fredericksburg Avenue, and continues just past Obrigado. The second will begin just past Obrigado west to the alley by Fabric Hut.

The third phase will occur in Courthouse Square and will include more organized parking in the rear of the historic Louisa County Circuit Courthouse. Infrastructure for removable bollards will be added to allow closing off the area for special events.

To read the entire story, see the Dec. 26 edition of The Central Virginian.

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