Artfully designed crosswalks are being installed at three downtown intersections.
The designer crosswalks were created by area artists and are meant to make pedestrians crossing the street more visible to drivers. The work could cause minor traffic delays on:
▪ Cameron Avenue at Wilson Street and the Granville Towers entrance
▪ East Rosemary Street at Henderson Street
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▪ West Rosemary Street near Shortbread Lofts
The West Rosemary Street crosswalk will be completed once the Town Manager approves a re-striping plan.
A similar crosswalk was installed in March on Willow Drive near University Place (formerly University Mall) to monitor the paint’s durability through traffic, weather and regular maintenance.
The paint is expected to last six to 10 years at a minimum, said Guy Harrigan, southeast regional sales manager for Transpo Industries. The company donated the paint for the Willow Drive pilot project, which has Carolina Blue and green and blue stripes reminiscent of the town seal.
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