Churton Street Project Update — June 2, 2017
Friday, June 2, 2017
Much progress was made on downtown Churton Street access improvements this week.
Work completed included relocating utilities, modifying an existing catch basin and installing a new stormwater pipe at the site of a new bus pull-off area in front of the Orange County Courthouse. Once the concrete for the catch basin has fully cured, the area will be backfilled, and paving can begin. After the first layer of asphalt is laid, a concrete curb will be installed, and the area will be finely graded to prepare for sidewalk installation.
Work on the bus pull-off area is expected to continue Saturday, June 3 and resume Monday, June 5. 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.
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.
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