Beginning on Monday, Jan. 3, North Eugene Street between Smith Street and Bellemeade Street will be closed to vehicular traffic.
Eugene Street is being closed for the installation of a waterline and also to complete the next phase of the Eugene-Bellemeade Streetscape project, which will include new sidewalks, curbs, gutters and planters.
In 2016 the voters of Greensboro passed a $25 million bond referendum to fund downtown streetscapes and enhancements. The Eugene-Bellemeade streetscape is one of the projects being funded with those 2016 bonds.
According to the “City of Greensboro 2016 Bond Tracker” webpage, of that $25 million in 2016 bond funds, $3.2 million has been spent on downtown streetscapes and enhancements. The Bond Tracker page states that an additional $8.4 million has been obligated and that $13.3 million is remaining five years after the bonds passed.
The Bond Tracker page also states that all $25 million should be spent by the fall of 2024.
So according to the city website, in five years the city has spent $3.2 million on downtown streetscapes and plans to spend the remaining $21.8 million in less than two years.
It is estimated that vehicular access to North Eugene Street will be closed until April, but during that time pedestrian access will remain open as usual and signs will be posted to direct parking access for businesses along the closed portion of Eugene Street.
The press release also advises people that they may use the Eugene Street Parking Deck at 215 N. Eugene St. as an alternative to on-street parking in the area.
Parking in Greensboro parking decks is free for the first hour and after that is $1 per hour for a maximum of $10 per day. Parking in the decks is free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and after 9 p.m. there is a flat rate of $2 to enter the parking deck.
Happy to learn that you have the cash, and the available workers. Especially at the expense of those who neither live nor work downtown (most of us).
Since you have all these resources, how about the Jurassic Park C-F at W. Market & Guilford College Rd? Or on Horsepen?
This was voted on and passed by residents of Greensboro 5 years ago. What are you complaining about?
Because it is not finished. The Seebees would knock this thing out in weeks, and then immediately move to the next job. Not like our make-work-for-a-long-time govt that has made this job last years. Gotta justify those phoney-baloney jobs (and bonuses).
I complain in that I pass thru it almost daily; and drive out of the way to avoid it. Unfinished construction, barricades, debris, limited & confusing access, and confusing signs stretch out for 1-3 blocks in every direction. Much better than a year ago, but it lingers. Can this be our local example of corruption and graft in govt?