Rain Delays Work on Sidewalk Project
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
Heavy rain over the past week slowed work on the West Hillsborough Sidewalk Connections Project.
Workers were able to cut away asphalt in preparation for curbs and gutters on Eno Mountain Road this week, but concrete could not be poured due to the weather. The concrete contractor is tentatively scheduled to pour the curbs and gutters during the week beginning Nov. 26.
The project, which remains on schedule overall, is creating and improving sidewalk connections in West Hillsborough and the commercial area of South Nash Street.
Smaller tasks to complete work along Calvin, South Nash and Eno streets will be completed as time and weather allow.
New stop signs at the intersection of South Nash and Eno streets will be uncovered once the N.C. Department of Transportation gives approval.
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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