Main Street Project

The Main Street Project:

The City of High Point will begin work on a portion of Main Street beginning November 2.  The work will stretch from Parkway Avenue through Westwood Avenue.  We will be upgrading existing aged infrastructure while burying electric and utility lines. The Main Street project will take approximately six months to complete. During this process, the City will shut down this portion of Main Street, however, businesses will remain open and the public will still have access to these locations. While the project is ongoing, however, the flow of traffic will be impacted. We ask motorists to please use the detours provided and be mindful of the safety of work crews in the area.   
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Piedmont Natural Gas has started work on gas lines for the upcoming Main Street project.  Parkway is closed from Main St to Johnson St through next Thursday 7/14. They have two open holes on the North side of Parkway that have to remain open until next week. Next week they will continue with the directional drilling along north Main St. The plan is that they will finish their work on Parkway by next Thursday and then the following Monday they will begin to close Montlieu for continued work.

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Change Order - North Main Street Underground Utilities: Council is requested to direct staff on how to move forward with Change Order No. 1 to the Yates Construction Contract for construction of the North Main Underground Utilities Project. Approval of contract will result in the reduction of the Yates Contract in the amount of $246,250.00

Council has approved the Change Order. 

Why is this project taking place?

The City of High Point is replacing existing infrastructure that dates back to the early 1900's. They will work with various companies like Time Warner Cable, North State Communications, Piedmont Natural Gas, and The City of High Point Electric to replace overhead lines and bury them while the underground water and sewer are being replaced. This will help create a more aesthetically pleasing area that will become a destination for both new and existing business as well as the surrounding community.  

​How long will this project last? 

This project will take approximately six months to complete.  During this time period, the City of High Point will close all lanes of traffic on Main Street from Westwood to Sunset.  We ask that you plan your route according to the detours provided.  

Will I be able to get to the local businesses that run along Main Street? 

The City will maintain access to the business that run along this stretch of the project. Main Street will be shut down through this section, however, the City will provide access to those business who's entrances are only accessible from Main Street.  We will work with each business to create the least amount of impact to each location. 

Where can I get some information about the Main Street Project? 

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Scott Dingus, Main Street Project Engineer,  at (336) 883-3203 or email or Ryan Ferguson, Marketing Manager, Communications and Public Engagement, at (336) 883-3288 or