Demolition to Begin for Sidewalk Project
Friday, June 22, 2018
Demolition for a project to create and improve sidewalk connections in West Hillsborough and the commercial area of South Nash Street will begin Monday, June 25.
Work will begin with replacing sidewalks in front of the businesses on the west side of South Nash Street. The starting point was shifted due to conversations with area business owners who informed the town that fall would be a busier season for them.
As existing sidewalks are removed, workers will put down temporary gravel walkways to allow continued access to the businesses until new sidewalks are poured. New concrete will be poured on Monday mornings if scheduling and weather permit, and it will be poured in sections to allow sidewalks to reopen as soon as possible.
There will be traffic lane shifts and closures at times as work progresses. Roadway work will be limited to 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in order to minimize the impact on traffic.
This week, workers have been surveying, locating utilities, installing fencing and posting signs throughout the project area. Workers will begin saw-cutting the sidewalks in front of the South Nash Street businesses today in preparation for demolition. Workers will start early in an effort to have as much as possible done before businesses open.
Citizens are advised to use caution and observe all safety signage in the project area.
Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction.
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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