Use Caution in New Work Zone
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
The Town of Hillsborough is urging motorists to use caution in a new work zone for the West Hillsborough Sidewalk Connections Project.
The work zone has been established for the extension of the Riverwalk greenway and a new sidewalk along Eno Mountain Road. Parking is not permitted along the road, and water-filled barriers will be placed for safety while sections of guardrail are removed. Flagging crews will be used for lane shifts and closures as needed to provide a safe work area. Citizens are advised to use caution and observe all safety signage in the project area.
In coming weeks, the project contractor will grade along the greenway and clear and grade the west side of Eno Mountain Road. A short retaining wall will be built along the greenway, which will be paved.
South Nash Street parking
Parking is no longer permitted along the commercial section of South Nash Street due to widened sidewalks. Customers of businesses there are asked to park in the parking lot on the east side of the street. The town will install signs and paint the curb yellow in coming weeks.
Pavement has been patched on the sections of Calvin, Eno and South Nash streets where new curbs and sidewalks have been installed. This is a temporary measure until the streets can be milled and repaved later this year. Pavement markings and signs will then be installed.
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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