This page is to provide details about the impacts of the Town Creek Culvert Project on street closings, parking, and accessibility in the Uptown Area. Check back in for updates on the project and for relevant links for more information.


About the Project

The Town Creek Culvert, which runs from West 9th Street and Ficklen Street to its outlet between Reade Circle and South Summit Street, drains water from approximately 250 acres in Uptown Greenville. Over the past five years, there have been increasingly frequent problems with pavement failures and flooding at the intersection of Cotanche Street and Reade Circle connected to the deterioration of the culvert, and the load of stormwater will only increase with the opening of the nearby Tenth Street Connector.

To address these problems, the Town Creek Culvert is undergoing an upgrade, in conjunction with several green infrastructure projects to improve the livability of the area. Construction began in March 2018 and is expected to last approximately 30 months.








The section of Reade Circle between Cotanche Street and East Fifth Street is expected to reopen to traffic on Thursday, February 13, 2020, weather permitting.

Upon reopening, traffic on Reade Circle and Cotanche Street will revert to its pre-construction traffic pattern (Reade Circle will be one-way headed toward East Fifth Street; Cotanche Street between East Fifth Street and Reade Circle will once again be one-way headed toward East 10th Street).

Following the reopening of Cotanche Street, the intersection of Evans Street and Reade Circle is expected to close on Saturday, February 15.

Detour routes will be signed throughout the area.








Next Phases

The westbound lanes of Reade Circle between Cotanche Street and Dickinson Avenue remain closed as work continues.

Weather permitting, Reade Circle will reopen to traffic from East Fifth Street to its intersection with Cotanche Street in February.

Simultaneously, the project will shift west and the intersection of Reade Circle and Evans Street will be scheduled to close in late February.






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