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Crosswalk repairs postponed to Monday, February 25th
In light of the weather forecast for the latter part of the week, work at the Main Street / Church Street intersection / Museum crosswalk will begin next Monday, February 25.
The intersection will be closed for two days, effectively making the 100 block a cul de sac.
Updates are also posted on Facebook.com/smithfield2020.
Crosswalk repairs resume next Tuesday - weather permitting
The work at the Main Street / Church Street intersection / Museum crosswalk is scheduled for next Tuesday, Feb 19. The weather may not cooperate, so a final call will be made mid-day Monday.
Crosswalk repairs on hold until after Valentine’s Day
The work on the Institute Street crosswalk will extend into Wednesday (1/30) morning. Work on the crosswalk at the Museum will NOT begin this week due to likely inclement weather and to prevent any impact on the start of Restaurant Week Friday.
Further updates here, on Facebook and via e-blast as the schedule firms up.
Main Street crosswalk repairs are set to begin.
The repairs to the brick sidewalks in the 100 and 200 blocks will begin next week and then pause in anticipation of increased diner and shopper traffic for Restaurant Week and Valentine’s Day. So, subject to change if weather does not cooperate, the proposed schedule is:
Monday and Tuesday, January 28 & 29: Remove and replace brick pavers on Main Street near Institute Street (Post Office).
Wednesday and Thursday, January 30 & 31: Remove and replace brick pavers on Main Street near S. Church Street (Museum).
Project pauses and resumes after Valentine’s Day. The expected sequence is then:
Monday – Thursday, February 18-21: The crosswalks to the south and east of the Main and Mason Street intersection.
Monday – Thursday, February 25-28: The crosswalks to the north and west of the Main and Mason Street intersection.
There will be no flagging. For the Institute and S. Church crosswalks, Main Street will be closed completely at those locations, 48 hours each. For the Main & Mason crosswalks, the intersection will be open in one direction one week and in the other the next week.
There are no road closures planned for Friday – Sunday for the duration of the project.
The Smithfield 2020 team
Smithfield 2020 is a project team dedicated to identifying, evaluating and promoting initiatives that contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the Historic District of Smithfield, Virginia. Its members include representatives from Historic Smithfield, the Isle of Wight / Smithfield / Windsor Chamber of Commerce, Historic District business owners, the Isle of Wight Arts League, the Town of Smithfield, Isle of Wight County Economic Development and the Smithfield & Isle of Wight Tourism team.
Why is the project called "Smithfield 2020"? Two reasons. To imply clarity of vision - everyone involved has a shared commitment to where the initiatives are going. And to set expectations - while not all projects will take years to complete, reality dictates that many initiatives will be multi-year projects and some will be delivered in phases.
A list of completed 2020 projects is presented on the About Smithfield 2020 page.
Useful and commonly requested resources
Façade Improvement Matching Grant program
Smithfield 2020 will match up to $2,500 an investment made by a commercial property owner in the Historic District if the work significantly enhances the façade of the building or the landscaping in front of it. The details are available in the program guidelines.
Business Resource Centers
Launching a business may seem like a daunting task. 2020 partnered with our friends at the Chamber of Commerce to assemble information and links to available resources to get you started and help in navigating the regulatory steps to set up shop. Check out the Chamber's Getting Started in Business page and our 2020 Business Resource Center.