The City of Greenville broke ground on roadway improvements along the Cultural Corridor

The Cultural Corridor will improve roadways for drivers while also improving pedestrian connectivity in Downtown Greenville.


A view of the planned changes from Whitner Street.

Rendering via The City of Greenville

The City of Greenville broke ground on the Cultural Corridor project, a $4.3 million roadway improvement that will support pedestrian connectivity between Main Street and Heritage Green (Downtown Greenville’s cultural and arts destination).

In addition to serving as the pedestrian path to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, library, and Upcountry History Museum (among other cultural spots), the corridor sees an average of 13,400 vehicles per day, and is often used as a through-street.


Reducing lanes aims to slow down vehicles for pedestrian safety.

Rendering via The City of Greenville

Improvements include:

  • Widening sidewalks
  • Adding landscaping
  • Enhancing lighting
  • Upgrading traffic signals

College Street will be reduced to three lanes from its current four lanes to reduce speed + city leaders are working with SCDOT to improve Academy Street.
This week, City Council approved $6 million from a $20 million state budget allocation to fund the Cultural Corridor and the work on Academy Street.

Work is expected to be complete in late 2024.

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