Overhaul of downtown Cary will begin Monday - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken News, Weather, Sports

Overhaul of downtown Cary will begin Monday

Posted: Updated:

One of the Triangle's biggest towns is about to see a downtown overhaul get underway this week.

Major construction is set to take place in the heart of Cary. From Monday morning until the end of the year, crews are going to be ripping up roads, sidewalks and parking lots all around the heart of downtown.

This is all part of the East Chatham Street Improvement Project which includes the renovation of The Cary, the town's original movie theater, which is slated to open later this year.

It's being billed as one of the crown jewels of Cary's downtown revitalization.

The Cary is close to being rehabbed, but its coming in at a cost that's far more than was originally planned. The initial price tag of about $3 million is now around $6 million.

All the money is coming out of a multi-million dollar fund set aside to revamp the quiet downtown area in an effort to bring in more foot traffic.

Town leaders have told WNCN they could have done a more efficient job budgeting the project.

But this necessary construction and road work is expected Monday through Saturday.

Access to businesses will be maintained the city says, but drivers should expect lane closures between 9 a.m.-4 p.m daily.

Jonathan Carlson

Jonathan is an investigative reporter and anchor with over a decade of experience. Jonathan has broken stories that have resulted in local and statewide change. Contact our Investigative Team anytime HERE. More>>

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:08:35 GMT
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
  • Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:01:10 GMT
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
  • Durham mom says she didn't try to give away kids on Craigslist

    Durham mom says she didn't try to give away kids on Craigslist

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:48 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:48:05 GMT
    A mother of five says an ad she posted on Craigslist, in which she asked for someone to "take her five kids," was not what it seemed.
    A mother of five says an ad she posted on Craigslist, in which she asked for someone to "take her five kids," was not what it seemed.
Powered by WorldNow

1336 Augusta West Parkway
Augusta, GA 30909

Telephone: 706.722.6664
Email: talkback6@wjbf.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.