Downtown intersection could see lanes open before National Folk Festival

SALISBURY, Md. – It’s been frustrating for folks traveling in downtown recently with the intersection of Division Street and Main Street closed due to construction.

As of right now, 24-inch storm water pipes are being connected to storm drains are replacing old infrastructure, and will improve flood conditions in downtown.

One big concern for the city has been this construction’s effect on downtown business, so they have partnered together creating a marketing co-op to advertise to people that business is still open, even though the intersection is not.

Mayor Jake Day says that eventually the intersection will be opened to one lane of traffic periodically, barring unforeseen circumstances.

“As they finish laying the storm water pipe on north division street and the work goes into just the street-scaping of that block of North Division Street, I think you’ll see a lane open up there as well. And then eventually all mobility prior to the festival,” Mayor Jake Day said.

Construction at the intersection will be complete by the start of the National Folk Festival, which kicks off next month on September 6.

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