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Main Street improvements in Mathews

 A handful of Mathews residents attended an open forum at Thomas Hunter Middle School on Tuesday afternoon to get a look at the proposed plans for enhancements to Main Street. A second public forum is scheduled for 7 o’clock tonight, also at THMS.

Stations were set up in the school’s multipurpose room, with large displays highlighting the three parts of the plan that have drawn the most public interest—the entrance to Food Lion, Main Street parking and Hyco Corner.

Ricky Wiatt of Mathews, a landscape architect with the project’s design firm, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, was on hand to answer questions, along with Mathews County Department of Planning and Zoning Director Thomas Jenkins, Mathews Main Street Committee Chair Bette Dillehay, and other members of the committee.

Among the Mathews residents attending was Susan Krista, who said that her major concern had been that curbing bump-outs proposed for various locations along Main Street would extend into th...

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