Work Wrapping up Along Eno Mountain Road
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018
Concrete work for the West Hillsborough Sidewalk Connections Project is expected to be complete today.
This week, workers installed new curbs, gutters and a handicapped-access ramp along Eno Mountain Road, and a new sidewalk is scheduled for pouring today.
Next week, workers will backfill the sidewalk and finish grading the stormwater swales on the Eno Mountain Road extension of the Riverwalk greenway. Guardrails could be installed along the road next week, depending on contractor availability.
The last piece of the Calvin Street entrance to Riverwalk could be paved as soon as next week, completing asphalt work for the project.
Permanent signage and pavement markings are still to come for Calvin, Eno and South Nash streets, but temperatures must be above 50 degrees for the thermoplastic markings to be applied. If the weather remains cold over the next few weeks, temporary painted markings will be applied until the weather warms.
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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