Main Street is the original thoroughfare through
Danville; Danville’s commerce started here. It began as a dirt road
and then was paved with brick; the roadway was later overlaid with
Today, the brick pavement has been worn out by decades of traffic.
Approximately 25,000 cars and trucks use Main Street every day.
At a cost of nearly $7 million, the Main Street Reconstruction
Project will start at Pine Street and meet the recent improvement at
the Stone Arch Bridge over Stony Creek near Collett Street. Nine
inches of new concrete pavement will be built on a 12” gravel base.
The lanes will be widened to 12 feet. Side street intersections will
be reconstructed. New curb and gutter, sidewalks, and driveways will
be built. A new storm sewer system will be installed. The traffic
signals will be updated. Disturbed landscaping and lawns will be
restored with sod.
Walnut and Franklin Streets will become two-way streets. Parking
will no longer be allowed along Main Street.
The City of Danville is installing new street lights. Aqua Illinois
has installed a new water main.
During the project:
17,000 cubic yards of earth will be moved.
12,000 cubic yards of gravel base will be laid.
13,000 cubic yards of concrete will be poured.
10,000 feet of storm sewer will be laid.
9,000 cubic yards of sand will fill excavations.