After several years of construction, work on the East Clayton Street Improvements Project is largely complete with only some minor finishing work remaining.
As a result, this is the last scheduled update for the East Clayton Street Improvements Project newsletter. Thank you for signing up to receive updates through this newsletter, which has been in place since 2014.
Items Updated or Installed as Part of the Project
- Widened sidewalks with fewer pedestrian conflicts
- Brick pavers installed
- Granite strips for sidewalk cafes
- New traffic signals on fewer traffic poles
- New pedestrian light poles
- New landscape areas and fencing
- New irrigation systems for landscaping
- Curb and gutter changes
- Overhead lights along the corridor
- Larger pedestrian gathering areas at crosswalks
- New benches and seating area
- Rainbow crosswalks installed
- Angles of street parking changed for safer backing out
- Reduction of lanes from three to two for wider lanes and safer backing out
- Repaved and restriped streets
- More new trees installed than what were removed due to age and safety issues
- Improved storm drainage system and slopes of sidewalks and street to remove standing water and avoid flooded areas
- East Clayton Street from North Lumpkin Street to North Thomas Street
- Wall Street from East Clayton Street to East Broad Street
- North Jackson Street from East Washington Street to East Broad Street
Sidewalks, streets, and access to businesses were kept open as much as possible so that businesses could remain open during the construction.