Sidewalk Project Sees Progress on Several Fronts
Friday, Aug. 17, 2018
A project to create and improve sidewalk connections in West Hillsborough and the commercial area of South Nash Street saw progress in several areas this week.
Curbs, gutters and sidewalks
Workers poured curbs and gutters along the section of Calvin Street nearest the South Occoneechee Street curve. They are now backfilling and preparing the area for sidewalks to be poured next week.
Curbs and gutters also were poured along the south side of the intersection of South Nash and Eno streets.
A previously unrecorded stormwater pipe on Eno Street was removed this week.
On Saturday, a small portion of Eno Street just west of Dimmocks Mill Road will be closed so a sanitary sewer pipe can be lowered to make way for new stormwater piping.
Next week, workers will work to complete piping around the intersection of Eno and South Nash streets.
A crew is clearing land for an extension of Riverwalk to Eno Mountain Road. In the next few weeks, workers will build a short retaining wall along the trail and lay the stone base.
Flagging crews will be used for lane shifts and closures as needed to provide a safe work zone. Citizens are advised to use caution and observe all safety signage in the project area.
Businesses in the area remain open and accessible during construction. Customers are asked to park in the parking lot on the east side of South Nash Street, as there is no longer on-street parking along South Nash Street due to widened sidewalks.
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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