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Main Street Plan

In summer 2019 the City of Salisbury hired McAdams, a professional engineering and design firm, to design plans to improve the safety, mobility and appearance of a 10 block section of Main Street. This project is in the stage of receiving community feedback on the plans for restriping and the opportunity to change the lanes and parking angles on Main Street. There are two stages of this project:

  1. Downtown Striping Plan - Restriping plan in preparation of NCDOT repaving Main Street in March 2021.
  2. Downtown Main Street Plan - Vision plan for sidewalk and parking improvements.

Contact Us

Staff Liaison

Alyssa Nelson
(704) 638-5235​

Public Input

Upcoming Zoom Presentations:

These presentations will be provided via Zoom. You will need a Zoom account in order to attend, Zoom provides free options.

Wednesday, January 6

Community Appearance Commission, 4 p.m.
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Wednesday, January 13

Greenway, Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday, January 13

Group or One-on-One Conversations for Downtown Stakeholders
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Thursday, January 21

Neighborhood Leaders Alliance, 4 p.m.
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Wednesday, January 27

DSI Stakeholder's Meeting at 8:30 a.m.
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Wednesday, January 27

Main Street Plan Zoom session – 6 p.m.
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Outdoor In-person Public Engagement (weather dependent):

Thursday, January 14

Historic Preservation Commission, City Hall Back Lobby (entrance from parking lot at 217 S. Main St.) - 1 p.m.

Friday, January 22

Koco Java (North Main), 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Friday, January 22

In front of the Wells Fargo building, near to Sidewalk Deli (South Main), 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Export event

Summer 2019

McAdams initial research, existing conditions analysis.
Export event

Spring 2019

McAdams firm selected as engineering/design firm.
Export event

Winter 2018

Planning department issues RFQ to hire engineering/design firm.
Export event


DSI open house sessions on improvements for downtown 

Purpose of Main Street Plan

Infrastructure Improvements

Such as: pavement, sidewalks, curb and gutter, bump outs, storm sewer system and lighting.


Alley appearance, lighting and security.






Pedestrian crossings/crosswalks.


Ensuring streetscape sustainability.


Improving the street landscaping.


Promote sidewalk activity and economic vitality.


Provide safe pedestrian movement.


Ensuring safety for pedestrians, drivers and vehicles.

Presentation to City Council 2020

Recommended Transitional Striping Plan and Streetscape Master Plan

Council Presentation (PDF)

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