Churton Street Project Update — Aug. 4, 2017
Friday, Aug. 4, 2017
This week’s Churton Street access improvement work focused on the west side of South Churton Street between West King Street and West Margaret Lane.
Workers began demolition of parts of the sidewalk and roadway to prepare for installation of new stormwater piping and a new curb line for wider sidewalks. Crews will not be removing the rock wall or the sidewalk on the building side of the wall, but will remove an area of sidewalk at the southwest corner of the intersection of West King and South Churton streets to allow for installation of an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant handicapped-access ramp.
Work will continue on Saturday, Aug. 5., and West Margaret Lane will be restricted to westbound traffic only at the intersection with South Churton Street between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation began electrical work necessary for installation of audible crossing signals at the intersection of Churton and King streets. This work is expected to be completed early next week and will allow the town to reopen crosswalks at the northwest corner of the intersection.
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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