Main St Streetscape

Main St Streetscape

5/4/2015: Construction started in late December 2014. To date, the failing concrete sidewalk on Main Street between S 1st Avenue and S 2nd Avenue has been removed and replaced with new pavers to match the surrounding areas of the downtown core. Three small basins have been excavated and landscaped. These Low Impact Development (LID) basins are designed to received runoff from the roadway and treat the stormwater through percolation and vegetation uptake.  North of University Avenue, unimproved areas (mostly dirt) have been upgraded to include brick pavers. The project has about two weeks until completion. Feel provide any comments you may have to Stefan Broadus at broadusm@cityofgainesville.org

Project Purpose: This project proposes various improvements to the public infrastructure on the Main Street corridor between South Depot Avenue and North 8th Avenue. The project is broken into two phases.

 Phase 1 included the replacement, relocation, and new installation of over 130 roadway and pedestrian scale lights on Main Street between Depot and NW 8th Avenues. This enhancement provides a much more uniform light level along the corridor and reduces pockets that were completely unlit. This phase of the project was completed in April 2014.

 Phase 2 includes improvements to the landscaping (including tree plantings as well as low impact design for stormwater treatment), street furnishings (benches, trash cans, bike racks, etc.), hardscaping (brickwork), and public artwork. Construction is currently underway and is expected to be completed in April.

Construction Pictures

Completed Pictures


Before-Concept-After

Before-Concept-After

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