Witherspoon Street Improvements Project

  1. Phase 1
  2. Phase 2
  3. Phase 3

Project Limits

The first phase of the Witherspoon Street Improvements Project began at Nassau Street and ended at Green Street.

Current Status

This phase of the project has come to a close.

Project Schedule

The construction began in May 2022 and was completed in June 2023.

Project Overview

Phase 1 of the Witherspoon Street Improvements Project transformed the roadway through the business district into a more pedestrian-friendly, calmed streetscape. It included the transformation of the block between Nassau Street and Spring Street into a one-way, single lane local street with a service lane for deliveries and alternative uses, and widened sidewalks. The roadway and sidewalks were constructed with concrete pavers to enhance the pedestrian feel. North of Spring Street, the widening of the sidewalks continued with concrete pavers while the roadway reverted to two-way with a new asphalt pavement. The project was completed with pedestrian-level street lighting and street trees in landscaped beds. A new traffic signal with an all-pedestrian crossing phase was installed at the Paul Robeson / Wiggins / Witherspoon intersection, as well.

Related Documents

Videos from previous virtual meetings are available for review.

Project Documents from 2020-2023 are available for download inclusive of concept plans and meeting presentations.