Riverwalk Extension Showing Progress
Friday, Aug. 24, 2018
Workers began filling and grading an extension of the Riverwalk greenway to Eno Mountain Road this week.
Work on the extension, which is part of a project to create and improve sidewalk connections in West Hillsborough and the commercial area of South Nash Street, was able to progress despite being slowed by rain earlier in the week. Workers will complete grading and begin prepping for pavement in the coming week.
Workers finished pouring sidewalks along Calvin and South Occoneechee streets with the exception of a small section connecting to the Calvin Street access trail for Riverwalk. The sidewalks will be backfilled in the coming week.
Sidewalk work on the west side of South Nash Street was completed as well.
The Hillsborough Utilities Department worked last weekend to lower a section of sanitary sewer pipe that was is the way of new stormwater piping along Eno Street. This piping will continue into the coming week, with piping and catch basins along South Nash Street to follow.
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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