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Work continues in Kannapolis on the first phase of the Downtown Revitalization Project – the streetscape and infrastructure. Work is happening on Vance Avenue, Oak Avenue, West Avenue, West B Street and West A Street.

The unique streetscape will serve as an urban linear park with many green spaces for activities such as concerts, arts, recreation activities, outdoor dining and more. The infrastructure project includes replacing aging and undersized utilities such as water, sewer, storm water and electricity.

Street closures continue in the downtown. From October 22 to November 5 First Street will be closed to vehicles in front of the Gem Theatre and Restaurant 46. You will be able to park in various Main Street and Research Campus Drive parking spaces/lots to access these businesses. (Please see the map)

Again, the Gem Theatre and Restaurant 46 will be open for business.

Other work taking place in October/November the following will take place (weather permitting):
•New pedestrian crosswalks will be installed on Vance Avenue
•Oak Avenue (Vance to West B) work will include curb and gutters, sidewalk pavers, retaining walls for raised planters, pole bases for streetlights; Duke Energy and Windstream will remove overhead lines.
•West B (Oak to Chestnut) construction includes completing stormwater and completing retaining walls, fine grading, layout of curb and gutters and asphalt stone base for the street.
•West B (Oak to West) – fine grading begins on the street, layout of curbs and asphalt stone base installation.
•West Avenue South (West B-Vance) – masonry for the raised planters and seat walls will be underway, curb and gutter installation, and concrete bands around parking areas will be added.
•West Avenue North (West B- West 1st) – sewer and stormwater lines will be completed, curb and gutters will be finished, and asphalt stone installed.
•Sports and Entertainment Venue construction is underway. Grading is occurring, and buildings located on the site will be removed.
•VIDA Mixed Use District – Site preparation begins with buildings being removed.

Downtown Street Closure Map