In addition, construction continues on two phases of streetscape improvements; utilities upgrades have been completed on Main Street;
Patton Street has been converted to two-way traffic to provide better access to businesses and parking lots serving stores on Main Street; a new parking lot has been opened at 500 Main St.; and a parking study for the full district has been conducted. Private investments are being made in the district, and the city has received state money to create a pedestrian lane on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge to connect walking trails on the north and south side of the Dan River.
To tie all of this together, the city has hired consultants who over the next several months will guide the process in creating a branding platform for the River District. A wayfinding signage project will accompany the branding effort.
The River District will be a vital element to the future of Danville and the surrounding region. Please check back in regularly to this site for updates and to provide feedback. Thank you for your interest and involvement in your community.