Sidewalk Project Shifts Focus to Riverwalk
Friday, Oct. 12, 2018
The West Hillsborough Sidewalk Connections Project has completed major work along Calvin, Eno and South Nash streets and will now focus on an extension of the Riverwalk greenway.
This week’s work included finishing sidewalks and a driveway apron on Eno Street and replacing sidewalk panels on Calvin Street that were damaged by a fallen tree.
In the coming week, the contractor working on the extension of the Riverwalk greenway to Eno Mountain Road may need to add cement and recompact soil at the site, as recent heavy rains have delayed work in the area. Water-filled safety barriers may be delivered for future work near the bridge over the Eno River.
Flagging crews will be used for lane shifts and closures as needed to provide a safe work zone. Citizens are advised to use caution and observe all safety signage in the project area.
Businesses in the area remain open and accessible during construction. Customers are asked to park in the parking lot on the east side of South Nash Street, as there is no longer on-street parking along South Nash Street due to widened sidewalks.
About the project
The project will increase pedestrian safety and visibility and improve connectivity. The improvements will increase accessibility and be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The town estimates that the project will be completed in December.
The cost of the project is expected to be $1.2 million, with the bulk of funding coming from the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program. About $250,000 will come from the town.
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