Changes coming to High Point Road in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Monday the City of Greensboro will break ground on a major project that has been in the works for years.

Crews will begin working on High Point Road and West Lee Street to make the area look better and increase business.

Voters originally approved a $7.5 million bond referendum for the project back in 2008.

Since then, the city has come up with a streetscape design that involves things like decorative lights, street furniture, new landscaping and wider sidewalks.

The project will also make it easier for bicyclists and pedestrians to get around.

The improvements will also help ensure drivers can access businesses on High Point Road and West Lee Street.

The first phase of construction will take place from Pinecroft Road to Coliseum Boulevard.

Members of the city council and local business owners are expected to be at the official groundbreaking this morning at 10 a.m. at the convention and visitors bureau.

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