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Streetscape Project Results in No Lost Parking Spaces

The City of Reidsville is pleased to announce the Downtown Scales Streetscape project is nearing completion! New Crepe Myrtle Trees have been planted, along with the installation of new light poles, sidewalks, street paving and new brickwork. Just a few items remain, such as the up-lighting on the trees, new Wi-Fi , cameras, new banners for poles, some greenery in the bump-outs and tree wells and new potted plants on poles with no banners.


A concern expressed among some residents was that the project would take away needed parking, but we are pleased to report there was no loss of parking spaces.


“Over the past eight to ten months, we have heard from many concerned citizens about the loss of parking downtown due to the improvements associated with the Streetscape Project,” said the City’s Public Works Director Josh Beck. “While we felt the bump-outs were an important safety component for pedestrian traffic, we also understand the need for every available parking space. The initial design from Engineering showed a net loss of five parking spaces; however, we were able to recover all of these spaces during the roadway striping phase.”


Beck explained that one additional space was gained on the 200 West block of South Scales Street; two spaces were added on Settle Street adjacent to Coates Collectibles; and two spaces were added on Morehead adjacent to Sip Coffee House. An attached pre- and post-construction parking plan shows these locations.


Beck also reminded Reidsville residents of the numerous free parking options throughout our immediate downtown area. Public Services Superintendent Lindsey Tuttle provided the following counts, which total 574 available parking spaces and three loading zones:


100 block of North Scales Street – 12 parking spaces.

100 block of South Scales Street – 30 parking spaces including one ADA parking space.

200 block of South Scales Street – 34 parking spaces including one ADA parking space.

100 block of Settle Street – 8 parking spaces.

200 block of Settle Street – 10 parking spaces including one ADA parking space and one loading zone.

100 block of Gilmer Street – 18 parking spaces including one ADA parking space.

200 block of Gilmer Street – 22 parking spaces including one ADA parking space.

100 block of Morehead Street – 8 parking spaces including one ADA parking space.

200 block of Morehead Street – 19 parking spaces including one ADA parking space.

200 block of S.W. Market Street – 23 parking spaces.

300 block of S.W. Market Street – 27 parking spaces.

100 block of Martin Luther King Jr Drive – 11 parking spaces and one loading zone.

MLK Jr lot – 55 parking spaces including three ADA parking spaces.

Fringe lot – 14 parking spaces.

Market Square Parking – 45 parking spaces including two ADA parking spaces and one loading zone.

Downtown Dog House lot – 6 parking spaces.

Morehead lot – 58 parking spaces including two ADA parking spaces and three spaces reserved for the library.

Morehead lot, Belvedere side – 44 parking spaces including two ADA parking spaces.

City Hall, Upper Parking lot - 12 parking spaces including two ADA parking spaces.

City Hall, Lower Parking lot – 102 parking spaces including four ADA parking spaces. This count does not include designated active patrol parking spaces.


See below maps of the pre- and post-construction project of available parking spaces:

Streetscape Parking Pre & Post Construction
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