Weather Doesn’t Stop West Hillsborough Construction
Friday, July 27, 2018
A rainy forecast delayed pouring of sidewalks in the South Nash Street commercial area by a few days, but workers were able to resume progress late in the week.
The work is part of a project to create and improve sidewalk connections in the area and much of West Hillsborough. Temporary plates were placed over the fresh concrete to maintain access to businesses.
Other work completed this week included clearing for the remaining section of sidewalk along Calvin Street and the curve where it joins with South Occoneechee Street. Workers also began clearing for catch basins and stormwater pipe installation along Eno Street.
Next week, workers will continue clearing for an extension of the Riverwalk greenway to connect with sidewalks on Eno Mountain Road.
Stormwater piping work will begin along Eno Street and at the intersection with South Nash Street. This work will continue for several weeks, and flag crews will be used for lane shifts and closures.
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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