Churton Street Project Update — May 26, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

Rain delayed progress on downtown Churton Street access improvements this week.

Due to weather conditions the soil at the site of the bus pull-off area being built in front of the Orange County Courthouse could not be worked on. With the recently improved weather, the contractor expects to be able to make up lost time in coming weeks.

Work planned for next week includes relocating several utilities, modifying an existing catch basin and installing a new stormwater pipe. Once this work is complete, asphalt will be laid in the bus pull-off area.

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. 

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.

While the access improvement project has been underway, PSNC Energy has been making improvements to its natural gas infrastructure near the Churton Street bridge. The company will return to complete this work the weekend of June 10-11, weather permitting. This work is not affiliated with the access improvement project.

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 the public space manager by email or by phone at 919-296-9481.