Intersection to be closed Oct. 9-11, weather permitting
As one of the City’s busiest intersections, the roundabout at Morehead and Scales streets has seen its stamped asphalt lose its luster since being originally coated in 2008.
Earlier this year, the Reidsville City Council approved refurbishing the portion of the traffic circle inside the crosswalks. The company, CACTX, will be in the City October 9-11 restamping the asphalt, weather permitting. The company will retexture those areas that have been worn flat. Once the texture has been restored, the entire area will be recoated, according to Public Works Director Kevin Eason.
While this project is part of the City Council’s continuing efforts to beautify Reidsville, City leaders also understand that closing a busy entrance into the City’s downtown can create a temporary economic and physical inconvenience for its citizens and merchants. Therefore, the City is taking steps to ensure the inconvenience is kept at a minimum.
Public Works and the Police Department have coordinated a plan to re-route traffic around the intersection. Barrels and signage will be placed on North & South Scales Street and Morehead Street to alert drivers of the changed traffic patterns. Drivers needing to get into the 100 block of Scales closest to the intersection will be able to make a U-turn to get out of that section of the downtown business district. Drivers on Morehead Street will still be able to access adjoining parking lots.
The City’s Main Street Manager will go door-to-door to alert those merchants in the 100 block of Scales and on Morehead Street of the temporary closing. “Businesses Open” signs will be placed on the entranceways into the downtown area nearest the intersection during those three days.
The City will note the closing on the City website, www.reidsvillenc.gov, and on its various Facebook pages as well as the digital sign at Market Square. The information will also be sent out to residents via a non-emergency CodeRED alert closer to Oct. 9-11 after it is determined if the weather will cooperate with the scheduled closing.