Exciting things are happening in downtown Mansfield and soon you will begin to see the progress firsthand! Diamond Street will be converted to a two-way street! Vehicles will be able to travel north and south from First Street Diamond Street merges into North Main Street!
Construction for this project is expected to begin in February/ March and will be completed by June 1, 2021.
What does that mean for you?
Soon: A staircase will be installed at the Parking lot, located at the corner of Diamond and Third Street. This free parking lot will be open and available to the public increasing capacity for customers and employees downtown! This work will have minimal impact to traffic.
February/March: As there are a few streetlights and electric poles that will be relocated for the project, installation and/or relocation will occur. This work will not impact travel, area businesses will be fully accessible, but the area will start to be a construction zone, so keep an eye out!
March throughout May: Work on concrete including sidewalk replacement and parking modifications will take place during the duration of the project. You will also notice during this time the removal of parking meters, traffic sign installation and beautification efforts happening simultaneously. Lane closures will occur during this work but will be as limited as possible.
Late March through April: The grass island where Diamond Street merges into North Main Street will be reconstructed and the cut through at Surry Road will be removed. Through traffic will be minimally impacted while this area is redesigned and lane closures may be necessary.
May: Pavement resurfacing and striping will be the final work items before the project is complete. This work will impact your travel and will include lane closures, however access to businesses will be open!
This project will dramatically improve the infrastructure and accessibility of our downtown, but it will require some patience as we get through the phases of construction. Most of the time, traffic will be maintained throughout the construction, however, there will be occasions when traffic is impacted. There may be short closures to facilitate the paving and striping installation. The closures will be minimal and access to businesses and residences will be maintained at all times. In addition, to help minimize the disruption to traffic, night work is planned for certain phases of the work. The City will issue news releases to inform the public when closures are planned.
Thank you for your support of this project and the downtown!