Paving Nearly Complete for Sidewalk Project
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
Concrete and asphalt work are nearly completed for the West Hillsborough Sidewalk Connections Project.
A small amount of patching will be needed when guardrails are installed along Eno Mountain Road, but all curbs, gutters, sidewalks and connections for the Riverwalk Greenway to Eno Mountain Road and Calvin Street are now in place.
Guardrail installation is expected to take place during the week beginning Dec. 17.
Ditches have been graded along Riverwalk, and final grading will be completed today. Dissipater pads, which help prevent erosion from stornwater pipe and ditch discharge, are being installed along the greenway today.
Backfill grading along Eno Mountain Road is scheduled for next week.
Signage and markings
Permanent signage and pavement marking will be installed on Friday, Dec. 14, weather permitting. Temperatures must be above 50 degrees for the thermoplastic markings to be applied.
Concrete wheel stops have been installed in the first row of the parking lot on the east side of South Nash Street. The stops will ensure that vehicles do not pull too far forward and obstruct passage on the new sidewalk.
Businesses customers are asked to park in the parking lot, as there is no longer on-street parking along South Nash Street due to widened sidewalks.
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.
About the project
The West Hillsborough Sidewalk Connections 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 this month.
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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