Churton Street Intersections to be Restricted During Crosswalk Work
Monday, Feb. 25, 2019
Some downtown Churton Street intersections will be partially closed while a contractor installs 13 stamped, brick-pattern crosswalks.
The crosswalks, which will increase visibility and pedestrian safety, will be 6 feet wide and made of a dark red, thermoplastic material stamped in a herringbone brick pattern. They will match crosswalks previously installed on Margaret Lane.
Work will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and is expected to begin Monday, March 11. The contractor will complete one crosswalk per day, and one half of a street will be closed at a time during the work.
A flagger will direct traffic around the work area, but delays are expected. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible, but there will be no official detour. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to use caution and observe all safety signage in the work zone.
A tentative schedule for work on Churton Street intersections is:
- Tryon Street — Monday-Thursday, March 11-14
- King Street — Friday, March 15 and Monday-Wednesday, March 18-20
- Margaret Lane — Thursday-Friday, March 21-22 and Monday-Tuesday, March 25-26
- Nash and Kollock Street — Wednesday, March 27
Dates are subject to change due to weather
The work is the final phase of the Churton Street Access Improvement Project, most of which was completed in 2017. The crosswalk work had to wait until after the N.C. Department of Transportation repaved Churton Street in 2018. Churton Street is maintained by NCDOT, but the crosswalks are a town project. For more information, see the town website.