New Sidewalks Poured in Parts of West Hillsborough
Friday, July 20, 2018
New sidewalks have been poured as part of a project to create and improve sidewalk connections in West Hillsborough and the commercial area of South Nash Street.
In recent weeks, work has focused on completing the sidewalks on the west side of South Nash Street. New curbing has been installed in the remaining section near the intersection with Eno Street, and a new sidewalk is scheduled to be poured in most of this section Monday morning. A small section will remain incomplete while the town waits for Duke Energy to evaluate the integrity of an existing utility pole.
The town is working with businesses to schedule work in front of entrances outside their hours of operation. Gravel is being placed in all areas where concrete has yet to be poured, so pedestrians can navigate the area.
Sidewalks also have been poured along a portion of Calvin Street. Next week, grass seed and straw will be spread in the area, and workers will begin clearing space for the next sidewalk section. A silt fence will be installed, and grading will begin.
Next week, workers also will begin clearing and grading for stormwater pipe installation along Eno Street.
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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