Sidewalk Project Approaching Completion
Friday, Jan. 4, 2019
A project to create and improve sidewalk connections in West Hillsborough and the commercial area of South Nash Street is nearing completion.
This week, a guardrail was installed in the work zone on Eno Mountain Road, and the water-filled temporary barrier was removed. Next week, workers will finish installing fencing along the road, and asphalt will be patched along the new curb when there is a break in the rain.
The project is scheduled for substantial completion by the end of next week, with punch-list items, site cleanup and removal of construction signs and cones being completed over the following weeks.
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 West Hillsborough Sidewalk Connections Project will create and improve sidewalk connections in West Hillsborough and the commercial area of South Nash Street. It 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 this month.
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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