Operation Green Light - Road Closures

street closure signs
Rail Crossing Repairs Set
Norfolk Southern Rail Corp, will be completing rail repairs in downtown Durham, at the at-grade rail crossing at Fayetteville Street through December 20 at 4 p.m. Detours for the project will be identified by signage. All project inquiries can be directed to Lisa McCauley, project coordinator, Road Safe Traffic Systems Inc. Cell, 304-964-0683, Office 304-755-1200, Fax 304-755-0300.


Downtown Durham Construction Projects and Special Events Update - Dec. 15 - Dec. 24

Dec. 14, 2017

Please note – the projects included in this work plan are current as of the above publication date, and are subject to change based on weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.

Current Project Highlights


Norfolk Southern Railroad Improvements – Norfolk Southern will be completing railroad upgrades at the Fayetteville Street at-grade rail crossing.

Central Park Waterline Repairs – Further improvements to the City’s waterline infrastructure will continue in Central Park.

Van Alen Apartments – Northwood Ravin is scheduled to complete a concrete delivery and form work.

Durham Mixed-Use Parking Garage Construction – Construction activity for the new parking garage on Morgan Street will continue throughout the week.

Durham Innovation District – Barnhill Contracting is scheduled to complete utility work along Morris Street.

One City Center – AHCC is scheduled to complete project deliveries along West Parrish Street.

Judicial Building Renovations – Durham County’s general contractor will close a single lane of traffic along East Parrish Street to install exterior sheathing.

Duke Energy Utility Installation – Daytime utility work will be completed along West Chapel Hill Street near the intersection of Market Street.

Traffic Signal Removal Study – The traffic signal at the intersection of Foster Street and Corporation Street is under study for removal.

Temporary Road/Lane Closures
• Railroad Improvements – Fayetteville Street At-Grade Rail Crossing
• Norfolk Southern Rail Corp, will be completing rail repairs in Downtown Durham, at the following locations, on the noted dates/times;
• Monday, December 18 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• The crossing will be closed to all through traffic for the duration of the operation. The contractor will setup a detour route for the duration of the operation. Proper pedestrian and traffic controls will be in place. Entryways to all businesses will remain accessible at all times.

• Central Park Waterline Repairs
Week of December 18, 2017:
• Roney Street will be closed as sanitary sewer line installation continues.
• Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all traffic detours.
• Flaggers will be utilized for traffic control.
• Sidewalk traffic will be disrupted.
• Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
• On-street parking will be closed in work areas.
• Planned work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• No water or sewer service disruptions are anticipated.
• Corporation Street will be reduced to one lane as water line installation continues.
• Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all traffic detours.
• Flaggers will be utilized for traffic control.
• Sidewalk traffic will be disrupted.
• Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
• On-street parking will be closed in work areas.
• Planned work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• No water or sewer service disruptions are anticipated.
• Periodic one-lane interruptions will occur on Corporation Street between Foster Street and North Duke Street as water services are connected to the new water line.
• Flaggers will be utilized for traffic control.
• Sidewalk traffic will be disrupted.
• Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
• On-street parking will be closed in work areas.
• Planned work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Residents and business owners will be contacted in advance of any service disruptions.
• Periodic one-lane interruptions will occur on Hunt Street between Mangum Street and Rigsbee Street as water services are connected to the new water line.
• Flaggers will be utilized for traffic control.
• Sidewalk traffic will be disrupted.
• Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
• On-street parking will be closed in work areas.
• Planned work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Residents and business owners will be contacted in advance of any service disruptions.

Saturday – Sunday December 23-24, 2017:
• No work planned. Roney Street will be closed between Corporation Street and Central Park.

• Van Alen Apartments
• A sewer line utility installation along Roxboro Street (between Jackie Robinson Drive and Dillard Street) will require a single lane closure. Proper pedestrian and traffic controls will be in place on the following dates/times;
• Friday, December 15 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

• A concrete pour and form relocation operation along Mangum Street (between Jackie Robinson Drive and Dillard Street) will require a single lane closure. Proper pedestrian and traffic controls will be in place on the following dates/times;
• Friday, December 15 (3 a.m. – 6 a.m.) – Form Relocation

• Durham Mixed-Use Parking Garage Construction – On-site construction activity for the new parking garage on Morgan Street (between Mangum Street and Rigsbee Street) will continue on the following dates/times;
• Friday, December 15 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Saturday, December 16 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Monday, December 18 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)*
• Tuesday, December 19 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)*
• Wednesday, December 20 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)*
• Thursday, December 21 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)*
• Friday, December 22 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)*
*Work scheduled near the intersection of Morgan Street and Rigsbee Street

• Durham Innovation District
• Utility work will require a road closure along Morris Street (between Hunt Street and Roney Street) on the following dates/times;
• Friday, December 15 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Saturday, December 16 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Monday, December 18 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Tuesday, December 19 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Wednesday, December 20 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Thursday, December 21 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Friday, December 22 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Proper pedestrian and traffic controls will be in place. Entryways to all businesses will remain accessible at all times.

One City Center
• Various material deliveries will take place throughout the week. No streets or sidewalks are expected to be closed while deliveries are taking place.

Judicial Building Renovations
• Durham County’s general contractor will close a single lane of traffic along East Parrish Street to install exterior sheathing on the following dates/times;
• Friday, December 15 (7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Saturday, December 16 (7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Monday, December 18 (7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Tuesday, December 19 (7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Wednesday, December 20 (7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Thursday, December 21 (7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Friday, December 22 (7:30 a.m. – 4:00  p.m.)
• Two-way traffic will be maintained via a flagging operation. Proper pedestrian and traffic controls will be in place. Entryways to all businesses will remain accessible at all times.

• Duke Energy Utility Installation
• Duke Energy is planning to close a lane of traffic along Chapel Hill Street to repave the roadway surface due to a recent underground utility installation near the intersection of Chapel Hill Street and Market Street on the following dates/times;
• Friday, December 15 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Two-way traffic will be maintained via a flagging operation along Chapel Hill Street. Market Street will experience intermittent closures throughout the day. Proper pedestrian and traffic controls will be in place. Entryways to all businesses will remain accessible at all times.

• Traffic Signal Removal Study
• Transportation Staff are evaluating the potential to remove the traffic signal installation at the intersection of Foster Street and Corporation Street per FHWA guidelines. More information regarding the study can be located at this link.

Special Events
• North Carolina Bar Foundation – Middle School Mock Trial Finals
• Durham County Justice Center
• Saturday, December 16 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Public Parking along the west curb line of Blackwell Street (from NC 147 to Lakewood) will be restricted for the day to accommodate for special event busing needs for participants and their families.

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