Main Street in Downtown Salisbury is officially open

SALISBURY, Md. – It’s official – Main Street in Downtown Salisbury is finally open.

Planning for the overhaul of Main Street started about 20 years ago when the first ideas were suggested. The project helped increase lighting, parking, and seating – and involved relocating the Adkins Obelisk and reversing traffic flow. The street now features wider sidewalks, bike lanes, and features that help the environment, like pavers that absorb water and indigenous plants. On top of all that, the entire project only cost about $12.5 million over a seven year period.

Acting Mayor Julia Glanz tells 47ABC that this much-needed face lift will help revitalize the heart of Salisbury. “I think folks now can understand the vision that we’ve been aiming toward for so long. They can understand that we want to be business friendly. We want to have lots of interaction down here. We’re going to continue to develop that, whether it’s events and things like that. Promotions through our business development department,” said Acting Mayor Glanz.

Acting Mayor Glanz adds that while this project may be complete, more advancements are coming down the line. For example, the city plans to use a number of downtown lots to build housing. She says that the project wouldn’t have been possible without the help of all the people and organizations involved. “I think it’s a culmination of many, many years – many, many people and their vision and belief in something greater for ourselves than we’ve all known we could achieve. So it’s really exciting to be here and have so many people out here tonight,” said Acting Mayor Glanz.

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