Stormwater Piping Completed in West Hillsborough
Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
Workers completed installation of storm water piping along South Nash and Eno streets this week.
The work was part of a project to create and improve sidewalk connections in West Hillsborough and the commercial area of South Nash Street.
Sidewalks, curbs and gutters
The base has been poured for curbs along the east side of South Nash Street and the south side of Eno Street. Once the curbs are installed and backfilled, sidewalks will be installed in these areas. The town hopes to complete this work in the next two weeks, and work may continue Saturday to complete elements of the project delayed by recent weather.
Next week, half of the apron for the driveway behind the South Nash Street businesses will be poured. It is expected to take about three to four days to cure, after which the other half will be poured. The apron is being poured in sections to allow access for deliveries and waste collection.
Demolition of the curb and sidewalk at the northwest corner of the intersection of South Nash and Eno streets is scheduled for next week. A new handicapped-access ramp and crosswalk will be installed at the corner.
Work on an extension of the Riverwalk greenway to Eno Mountain Road has been delayed by rain, but a stone base for paving and a short section of retaining wall will be installed once weather allows.
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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