The Town Creek Culvert construction project is ready to move into its next phase, one that is likely to cause headaches for Greenville drivers.
When finished, it will drain flood water more effectively.
The $30 million fix stretches from 10th Street to the Tar River.
This portion of the project will be done in three phases.
Phase 1 starts in March.
Fifth Street will be closed between Holly Street and Reade Circle.
That stretch will be closed until June or July.
Phase 2 starts in April and will close Reade Circle near the Fifth Street intersection.
That portion of the project won’t be cleared until at least November.
The third phase is just the work on Reade Circle.
For at least three months, both streets will be closed.
Greenville Public Works Director Kevin Mulligan said it is a necessary fix.
“Some of the stormwater flooding that we’ve seen over the last few years, in September 2018, in August 2017, they will be mitigated by this project,” said Mulligan. “So once this project is done, a lot of the uptown flooding that we’ve seen will be addressed.”
There will be pedestrian and vehicle detours, examples of which you can see below:
For more information about the project CLICK HERE.
If you have questions or concerns about the project, call the Public Works Department at (252) 329-4522