The City of Greenville will be conducting a public information meeting on a plan for re-striping North Main Street (from Ashley to Rutherford) including a lane reduction on either side. The meeting will be held next Tuesday, August 12, from 6 – 8pm at the Sears Shelter at McPherson Park (100 E. Park Avenue). The purpose is to improve pedestrian and traffic safety along this section by reducing the road from four travel lanes to two. The lane reductions will optimize the street for other uses to include bike lanes and a safety shoulder for pedestrian accessibility and other uses. The dogwood lined median will stay intact. New crosswalks will be added as requested by the Stone Academy safe routes traffic study.
(Editor: While no plans or drawings are available for preview prior to the meeting, they will be putting up displays early for those who want to view them before the meeting begins.)
Some members have asked about putting stop signs at busy intersections such as Ashley and Avondale. According to the City: “Per FHWA standards and as set forth in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, STOP signs are not intended to be used to slow traffic. There are minimum volumes and other criteria that we use to determine when an all-way STOP is appropriate, and given the volumes on N. Main St. and the side streets, an all-way STOP is not warranted.”