West Hillsborough Work Focusing on Stormwater
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
Work on a project to create and improve sidewalk connections in West Hillsborough and the commercial area of South Nash Street focused on stormwater control this week.
Catch basins and piping were installed along the new Calvin Street sidewalk in the section closest to the Riverwalk trail entrance. Backfilling along this section will begin today, and work to the intersection with South Occoneechee Street will continue into next week.
Next week, there will be demolition and piping work along Eno Street, and there will be times when only one lane will be available at the corner with South Nash Street. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic.
Curbing and then sidewalks will be poured along the section of Calvin Street closest to South Occoneechee Street once the section is surveyed and staked.
Duke Energy is working to remove one utility pole and replace another near the intersection of South Nash and Eno streets to allow other elements of the project to be completed.
Work on an extension of Riverwalk to Eno Mountain Road will continue as time permits.
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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