New Curbs to be Poured for West Hillsborough Sidewalk Project
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Weather permitting, new curbing will be poured next week along parts of South Nash and Calvin streets as part of a project to create and improve sidewalk connections in the area.
An asphalt base for new curbing has been laid along a portion of the South Nash Street commercial area and along Calvin Street between South Hillsborough Avenue and the Riverwalk access trail.
This week also will see saw-cutting in preparation for the next round of demolition of existing sidewalks along South Nash Street. This demolition will not take place, however, until after sidewalks in the previously demolished section are poured.
Surveying and utility locating crews continue to work in the area. Citizens are advised to use caution around work crews 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 in West Hillsborough and the commercial area of South Nash Street. 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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