Construction in full swing as Concord Main Street redesign project begins
CONCORD - Construction is well underway as the city works toward improving Main Street in downtown Concord.
Traffic cones are out, heavy machinery is on site, and some business owners aren't too pleased.
"You know, last time they did this and they tore up the sidewalks, we had plenty of water damage," said one store owner, David Dingman.
"We're trying our best to work with businesses, and make sure they can still function," said Tim Schnaaff, Project Superintendent.
A big complaint is parking.
The city has created a web page so people who still want to park on the street know what is available to them.
There is also a tab that lists what phase of the project is underway and what areas will be effected.
When all is said and done, the goal is that Main Street will be condensed into one lane, north and southbound.
New parking spaces will be created for both angled and parallel parking and sidewalks will be widened to increase foot traffic.