Stormwater Improvements Progressing in West Hillsborough
Friday, Sept. 7, 2018
Workers have been installing new stormwater piping along Eno Street this week and are expected to move on to South Nash Street next week.
The work is part of a project to create and improve sidewalk connections in West Hillsborough and the commercial area of South Nash Street, and it is expected to be complete within a week or two.
Curbs, gutters and sidewalks
Once piping is complete, workers will begin preparing the north side of Eno Street and the east side of South Nash Street for new curbs, gutters and sidewalks. Work will begin on Eno Street and move to South Nash Street.
Work on an extension of the Riverwalk greenway to Eno Mountain Road continues to progress. Next week, workers are expected to lay a stone base in preparation for paving.
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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