Work Progressing on Sidewalk Project
Friday, June 29, 2018
Workers demolished a portion of the sidewalk on the west side of South Nash Street this week as part of a project to create and improve sidewalk connections in the area and much of West Hillsborough.
Temporary walkways were created out of packed stone to allow continued access to businesses until concrete can be poured in July. Other work this week included putting down an asphalt base for new curbing in the same area as the sidewalk work.
As work has progressed, flaggers have been able to keep motorists and pedestrians moving safely through the work zone. The town also has placed signs to help pedestrians navigate their way to area businesses.
Next week, workers will begin initial grading along Calvin Street for a new sidewalk and continue clearing for a greenway extension at the west end of Gold Park. No work will be done on Wednesday, July 4 due to the Independence Day holiday.
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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