Sidewalk Project Moves Ahead During Short Week
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018
The West Hillsborough Sidewalk Connections Project has continued to make progress during the holiday week.
Workers have installed an asphalt base for new curbs and gutters on Eno Mountain Road and have worked on grading for stormwater drainage around the Riverwalk greenway extension.
Work will be suspended during the holiday weekend but will resume the following week with pouring of curbs and gutters and preparation for sidewalks along Eno Mountain Road. Erosion control work is scheduled for the greenway extension.
The project remains on schedule for completion by the end of the year.
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 create and improve sidewalk connections in West Hillsborough and the commercial area of South Nash Street. It 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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