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Downtown Durham Construction Projects and Special Events Update - Aug. 18 – Aug. 27

Aug. 17, 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
One City Center – AHCC is scheduled to complete project deliveries.

East Main Street Waterline Repairs – Further improvements to the City’s waterline infrastructure will continue east of downtown along the East Main Street corridor.

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

Downtown Sidewalk Repairs – Durham Public Works will complete repairs to curb ramps and sidewalks throughout downtown.

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

The Brannan – 400 Hunt Street will be closed daily (various dates – noted below)

Durham Innovation District – Barnhill Contracting is scheduled to complete utility work along Fernway Avenue.

Temporary Road/Lane Closures
• 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.

• East Main Street Waterline Repairs - Friday through Monday August 18-21, 2017:
• A full vehicular and pedestrian closure of the East Main Street and Fayetteville Street intersection will be in place from 6 a.m. on Friday, August 18 through 8 p.m. on Monday, August 21 for intersection pavement improvements.
• Traffic control signs and markings will be used for East Main Street and Fayetteville / Elizabeth Street detours.
• Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated throughout the planned closure.
• Access to businesses and residences will be maintained throughout the work.

Week of August 21, 2017:
• Sidewalk/curb replacements and abandonment of existing waterlines in East Main Street between Roxboro and Fayetteville streets, Hood Street, South Elizabeth Street, and Ramseur Street will continue.
• Lane shifts and flaggers will be used to maintain traffic at isolated locations in the project area.
• Through traffic on East Main Street will be maintained.
• Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
• Pedestrian and driveway access to buildings / facilities will be maintained at all times.
• Stormwater installation will continue on East Main Street between South Elizabeth and Hood streets.
• Lane shifts and flaggers will be used to maintain traffic at stormwater crossing locations on East Main Street.
• Through traffic on East Main Street will be maintained.
• Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
• Pedestrian and driveway access to buildings / facilities will be maintained at all times.
• Waterline service reconnections in Angier Avenue between East Main Street and Elm Avenue will take place.
• Service switchovers will be coordinated with each affected customer 7 days in advance of work taking place.
• An eastbound lane closure on Angier Avenue will be required to complete the work. On-street parking will be closed in the vicinity of the work.
• Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
• Pedestrian and driveway access to buildings / facilities will be maintained at all times.

Saturday-Sunday August 26-27, 2017:
• No work is planned for Saturday, August 26 or Sunday, August 27.

• Central Park Waterline Repairs
- Week of August 21, 2017:
• 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 service disruption is anticipated.
• Liggett 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 Fernway Avenue and Fuller 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 August 26-27, 2017:
• No work planned. Liggett Street southbound will be closed between Corporation Street and Fernway Avenue. Corporation Street westbound will be closed between Liggett Street and North Duke Street.
• Downtown Sidewalk Repairs
• Public Works will continue replacing sidewalk on Rigsbee Avenue (from Chapel Hill Street to Morgan Street) and Main Street on the following dates/times:
• Friday, August 18 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
• Monday, August 21 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
• Tuesday, August 22 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
• Wednesday, August 23 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
• Thursday, August 24 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
• Friday, August 25 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
• Proper pedestrian and traffic controls will be in place. There will be accessible entryways to all businesses at all times

• Van Alen Apartments
• A waterline installation will take place along Dillard Street (between Mangum Street and Roxboro Street) on the following dates/times;
• Friday, August 18 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Dillard Street will be reopened in both directions every evening. Proper pedestrian and traffic controls will be in place. There will be accessible entryways to the Durham County Justice Center and Parking Deck.

• A concrete delivery and placement of formwork will take place along Mangum Street (between Jackie Robinson Drive and Dillard Street) and will not require any lane closures. Proper pedestrian and traffic controls will be in place. There will be accessible entryways to all businesses on the following dates/times;
• Monday, August 21 (3 a.m. – 6 a.m.)
• Thursday, August 24 11 p.m. to Friday, August 25 6 a.m.

• The Brannan (400 Hunt Street)
• The street will be closed to through traffic along 400 Hunt Street on the following dates (A signed detour will be setup by the contractor);
• Friday, August 18th (8 a.m. – noon)
• Monday, August 21 (8 a.m. – noon)
• Tuesday, August 22 (8 a.m. – noon)
• Wednesday, August 23 (8 a.m. – noon)
• Thursday, August 24 (8 a.m. –  5 p.m.)
• Friday, August 25 (8 a.m. – noon)

• Durham Innovation District

• Barnhill Contracting is scheduled to complete utility work along Fernway Avenue during the following dates/times;
• Wednesday, August 23 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Thursday, August 24 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Friday, August 25 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Monday, August 28 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Special Events
The Fence - Downtown Photo Exhibit Unveiling Ceremony - Friday, August 18, 2017, 4 p.m.
• Exhibit will be located on Orange Street, Chapel Hill Street and West Parrish Street.
Durham Central Park - Concert Series - Friday, August 18, 2017
• Foster Street (between Geer Street and Corporation Street) will be closed to through traffic from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Black August in the Park
• Sunday, August 20, 2017
• Foster Street (between Geer Street and Corporation Street) will be closed to through traffic from 3  p.m. to 8 p.m.

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