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Construction on Main Street Leaves Businesses Concerned

Posted: 07/28/2017 16:43:00 -04:00 Updated:
Construction on Main Street in Downtown Salisbury Construction on Main Street in Downtown Salisbury

SALISBURY, Md.-- With the first phase of construction nearly complete, phase two now begins on Main St. in Downtown Salisbury.

 

The construction blocks off traffic from the road, however stores still remain open. Some shop owners are concerned that the noise and mess caused by construction will hurt their businesses.

 

Takisha Collins, owner of Crowned Hair Salon, explained that parking is a major issue for her and her customers.

 

"It does make for an inconvenience as far as parking. My customers have to find somewhere else to park. And they would have to walk such a distance in between them getting their service to go put extra money in their parking meter. I've found that they've been getting tickets," Collins said.

 

Although the road closure and loud noises from construction are affecting the businesses, some of them say that they don't mind it.

 

Attorney, David Moore, has his office on the strip of Main St. that is currently blocked off. He said that it will be a positive thing for Salisbury.

 

"I think it's for the greater good. I think you have to give a little bit to get something in the end. And I think it'll bring more people down town," he said.

 

City officials say that this phase of construction won't take as long as the first one, but in order to fix the utilities it'll go until the end of September. They're asking businesses for their patience.

 

"Once it's all done, we won't even remember this disruption because it'll look great," Amanda Pollok said.

 

New features to Main St. will include street lights, new landscaping, benches, trash cans, and bike racks.

 

The city said that the project is scheduled to be complete by next spring.


 

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