Progress Made on Riverwalk Extension
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018
An extension of the Riverwalk greenway to Eno Mountain Road may be paved as soon as next week.
A contractor finished laying and rolling the trail’s stone base this week. If weather permits, the trail will be paved next week, and curbs and gutters will be poured on Eno Mountain Road. Flagging crews will be used for lane shifts and closures as needed to provide a safe work zone.
Weather permitting, the area around the greenway’s connection with Calvin Street also will be prepped next week for a final piece of sidewalk to connect it with sidewalks recently installed there.
Work on the greenway is part of a project to create and improve sidewalk connections in West Hillsborough and the commercial area of South Nash Street.
South Nash and Calvin streets also may be milled and repaved next week if weather permits. When the work does occur, there will be lane closures and flagging crews to move traffic around the heavy machinery. Walkways will be designated for pedestrians to reach South Nash Street businesses.
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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