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    Manning Avenue and North Main Corridor

    A large-scale makeover of Manning Avenue and North Main Street is far along in the planning stages.

    Two firms are splitting duties on what is a main artery into Downtown Sumter.

    In the Summer of 2017, the old Dairy Queen was razed, as it was a public health concern and an eyesore. Federal dollars -- $11.4 million -- are being paired with $5 million in Penny for Progress funds to remake Manning Avenue and North Main Street. The goal is to improve pedestrian safety, create a smoother traffic flow and enhance aesthetics.