Concrete Work in Commercial Area Nearing Finish Line
Friday, Oct. 5, 2018
Concrete work in the commercial area of South Nash Street is nearing completion.
Curbs, gutters and sidewalks have been poured along South Nash and Eno streets, and a new handicapped-access ramp has been installed at the northwest corner of the intersection. The first half of the driveway apron behind the South Nash Street businesses has been poured, and the second half is likely to be poured by next week. The apron is being poured in sections to allow continued access for deliveries and waste collection.
Next week, workers will backfill and grade around new sidewalks and patch asphalt in the work zone. The town plans to mill and resurface South Nash and Eno streets later in the project, and the patching is a temporary measure to provide a smooth surface for vehicles and pedestrians.
The work is part of a project to create and improve sidewalk connections in West Hillsborough and the commercial area of South Nash Street.
New sidewalk sections on Calvin Street that were damaged when a large tree fell across them in September will be replaced next week.
Once work on Eno, South Nash and Calvin streets is complete, the project’s focus will shift to an extension of the Riverwalk greenway to Eno Mountain Road.
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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