Main Street Reconstruction

Project Summary:
The City of Evansville Engineering Department is leading the Main Street Reconstruction Project. The project began Monday, August 21, and will include rebuilding the driving lane of the 200 and 300 Blocks of Main Street. Concrete will replace the existing brick in the driving lane. The project will also repair miscellaneous spaces in the parking lane where brick has been damaged or is missing. The Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District (EID) is working with the City of Evansville to communicate the project timeframe and its impact on consumer and visitor experiences.

Businesses on both blocks are open for business! Sidewalks are open and pedestrian traffic will remain unaffected. Residents and visitors will continue to have access to building entrances.

Project Timeline:

The project will be completed in two phases:

  • From Third Street to Fourth Street: August 21 until October 13
  • Second Street to Third Street: October 2 until November 17
View the Google Map to see the temporary Downtown street closures (in red):

The white border represents the EID Service Area: Parcels within the EID Boundaries fund our work through an annual assessment levied on tax bills. Properties that front Main Street pay a higher rate, commensurate with the additional services they receive.

Alternative Routes:
Motorists are advised to be aware of construction signs, follow posted detour routes, and exercise caution while driving near the construction zone. Please plan for potential delays and consider alternative routes if possible.

Alternative Parking Options:
Street parking is available on connecting streets (Third Street and Fourth Street). Please be advised that the posted limits are not enforced after 5 PM weekdays and on weekends. For more parking options visit our Parking & Transportation webpage.

Special Promotions & Activations:

Show Us Your Receipts!

Email your receipt from any business on the 300 Block of Main Street to [email protected]. Emails with photos of physical receipts or screenshots of online receipts are eligible. Winners will be selected every Tuesday during the temporary street closure. Submitting receipts from multiple businesses is encouraged!
Stay tuned for other special promotions to help support our Downtown Businesses during the reconstruction. Additionally, the EID will host local musicians on select evenings to help encourage consumer and visitor activity on the impacted blocks of Main Street.

The City of Evansville Engineering Department appreciates the community’s understanding and cooperation during this essential construction project. These improvements will greatly enhance the safety and functionality of Main Street for all.

News articles:

Temporary Street Closures for the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Toyota Trinity Stormwater Project:
Scroll to the bottom of the page for the Project Schedule. Please note, schedules may change due to weather conditions and unforeseen issues. 

Toyota Trinity Stormwater Project Project Schedule & Temporary Road Closures