Churton Street Project Update — Aug. 11, 2017
Friday, Aug. 11, 2017
Churton Street access improvement work progressed this week despite some delays due to rain.
Overall, the project remains on schedule, with work expanding to multiple locations in the coming week.
Demolition of parts of the sidewalk and roadway on the west side of South Churton Street between West King Street and West Margaret Lane is nearly complete. In the coming week, workers will begin installing new stormwater piping and a new curb line for wider sidewalks.
Also in the coming week, workers will demolish the sidewalk in front of the Town Hall Annex on the west side of North Churton Street south of West Tryon Street. The drive-through lane beside the Town Hall Annex will be closed as a new driveway apron is poured.
Handicapped access ramp
Another crew will install an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant handicapped access ramp at the northwest corner of the intersection of West King and Churton streets. Once this work is completed, crosswalks at the corner will be reopened.
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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