Revitalizing Queen Street in Kinston has been in the works for years but the work is almost over.
Crews are out right now working on updating Kinston’s main roadway.
The area is getting repaved, as well as a few changes to parking and adding trees.
Pride of Kinston executive director Leon Steele says the work should be done by the summer.
Steele added, “Almost everybody is super excited about this, for a while it looked like ‘when is this ever going to end like ugh my business’ but you know the light at the end of the tunnel is our new downtown.”
They’re working on the roadblock by block so they can try to not impact the businesses downtown.
Some business owners tell 9 On Your Side they’re excited to see the improvements, they just hope the work doesn’t stop people from visiting their shops.