Churton Street Project Update — April 28, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017
Churton Street Project Update — April 28, 2017
Trees are being removed adjacent to the Orange County Justice Facility and across from Weaver Street Market to allow a base for a bus stop to be built.

Work on improving downtown access on Churton Street is progressing well despite this week’s heavy rain. Here’s a brief update:

Work is focused primarily now on a bus stop and sidewalk extension on the south end of the downtown corridor, adjacent to the Orange County Justice Facility and across the street from Weaver Street Market.

Tree removal began this week to allow fill dirt to be added to build a base for the bus stop, which will allow buses to stop without impeding traffic. The guardrail also was removed to make space for the grading work to begin. Soil is expected to start being placed next week.

Stump grinding work will begin Saturday, April 29, and brush is being loaded and hauled away.

Construction crews will continue to use flaggers and lane shifts as they work on the edge of the right-of-way. During weekdays, lane shifts and lane closings are limited to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accommodate rush-hour traffic. Crews were able to move traffic through the intersection this week with little delay.

Citizens are reminded to observe safety signs and to stay clear of construction areas. Also, downtown businesses are open and access to them is being maintained.

More information

The Churton Street Access Improvements Project is a partnership between the town and the N.C. Department of Transportation, with much of the funding coming from state and federal sources. The project corridor is within the right-of-way for Churton Street, which is maintained by the state.

For additional information:

  • Visit the project page on the town’s website.
  • See the video Pardon Our Dust on the town’s YouTube channel.
  • Contact Public Space Manager Stephanie Trueblood by email or at 919-296-9481.