One of the biggest traffic jams in Martinsville is in the parking lot of Chick-fil-A at 400 Liberty Street in Martinsville. The only day you won’t find a full parking lot is on Sunday, the only day the restaurant is closed. To alleviate the problem, a field next door about the size of the lot the Chick-fil-A is on now is being turned into an additional parking lot.
Across the street at Commonwealth and Liberty, the Speedway Center convenience store building and adjoining car wash are being torn down. Several members of the city council have said the lot is being leveled and made ready from something “really nice.”