New Bern Streetscape Project Nears Completion

An improvement project in New Bern is almost finished.

If you take a stroll down South Front Street in New Bern, you'll notice you don't trip as much.

The goal for the project was to enhance downtown by constructing safer sidewalks, adding lighting, planting trees and putting out benches.

The City's Public Works Department started the project in April 2013 and finished the project last week. Additional landscaping will be installed at the end of the month.

The project cost $515,000 and was paid for by property owners.