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Main Street Resurfacing

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Project In Progress

The Main Street Resurfacing Project, which includes resurfacing approximately 4,500 linear feet of Main Street from the College/Beattie intersection to the Augusta/River intersection, began Sunday, August 24. The first week of work took place in the blocks between College/Beattie and Coffee Street, and the contractor will work Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. While sidewalk access will be maintained at all times, the roadway and parking spaces within the specific work area for each night will be closed during work hours. Crews will begin blocking off parking spaces at 8:00 p.m. each night.

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Below is the anticipated project schedule:

  • Sept 7 – 12: Japanese Dogwood Lane to Augusta Street
  • Sept 14 – 19: Main Street and Beattie Place intersection and Main Street and Broad Street intersection
  • Sept 17-19: Final Pavement Markings – Beattie Place to Washington St.
  • Sept 21-24: Final Pavement Markings – Washington St. to Augusta St.

The schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather.

The Main Street Resurfacing Project is part of the City’s Capital Improvement Program. The purpose of the project is to sustain the usable life of the road by improving the surface condition and rideability for motorists and to provide a safer walking surface for pedestrians in crosswalks and parking spaces.

More About The Project

Resurfacing is the process of placing an asphalt overlay on a roadway. Typically, the first step of the resurfacing process is milling or grinding away the old surface. The milled street will have a rough surface, so drivers, cyclists and pedestrians should use caution, especially near protruding manhole covers. Unless delayed by weather, paving occurs within a day or two of the milling and is done in the following steps:

  • Application of a sticky layer called the tack coat, which helps the asphalt adhere to the roadway
  • A new layer of asphalt is laid down on the pavement with paving machines
  • Rollers will follow the paving equipment

Some work may remain after the paving, including clean-up and application of pavement markings (i.e. restriping lanes, parking spaces, stop bars at intersections, etc.). A resurfaced street can be driven on as soon as construction crews re-open the roadway.

Be Safe Around Resurfacing Projects
  • Slow down when driving through or near any road construction site.
  • Be alert for equipment, construction workers and law enforcement officers.
  • Stay out of designated work areas when walking down the sidewalk.

Dwayne Cooper, P.E.
City Engineer

Clint Link, P.E.
Assistant City Engineer -

Valerie Holmes, P.E.
Interim Assistant City Engineer -

Jacqueline Chelbezan, P.E., P.H., C.F.M.
Assistant City Engineer -

Contact Information

You can reach our office during business hours by calling
Fax: 864-467-5754

We are located at:
206 S. Main St.
(8th floor)
Greenville, SC

Our mailing address:
City of Greenville,
Engineering Division
P.O. Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602

or email us with your questions or comments.