A series of road improvements began on Tuesday, September 5 impacting Quioccasin and North Parham roads. Regency, located in the southwest intersection, will continue to operate during the construction process and inconvenience to customers and merchants will be kept to a minimum. This road project, together with other development plans and prospective tenants will transform Regency and bring new life to the area.
The first phase of work will include the demolition of the Quioccasin Road bridge, which provides access to the mall property west of Parham. Quioccasin’s eastbound lanes will be closed between Parham and Starling Drive. Quioccasin’s eastbound traffic will be detoured north onto Starling and east onto Fargo Road. Lane closures are expected to remain in effect for about 45 days. Bridge demolition to start shortly thereafter.
Although, two entrances to Regency will be closed during the early stages of road construction, the remaining five entrances will not be impacted during the transition allowing for easy access into the shopping center. One of the entrances along Quioccasin will close to prepare for Starbucks, MOD Pizza and Chipotle. Starbucks will repurpose and occupy the former Bank of America building.
Bridge demolition will allow Regency’s developers to create a new signature entrance bringing a new look and feel to the existing property. The northern parking deck in front of what was the Macy’s building will also come down, further increasing the mall’s visibility and creating an opportunity for outside entertainment and dining.