HIGH POINT, N.C. -- What the city of High Point calls "the price of progress" could mean closing part of a popular street in town.
The city is asking the North Carolina Department of Transportation to allow Montlieu Avenue to be closed between College Avenue and Centennial Street.
This closure is being requested because High Point University wants to absorb this portion of Montlieu Avenue into the campus as it expands.
The NCDOT is expected to sign off on the idea at their meeting in early January. It will close informally by the end of February so HPU can begin working to make the road look like the rest of campus.
By the end of July that portion of Montlieu Avenue is expected to be formally closed.