Operation Green Light - Road Closures

street closure signs
Please take a moment to review this packet to evaluate the setup and breakdown timelines for Centerfest. The Transportation Department would like to encourage all businesses, vendors, volunteers, visitors to use Centerfest weekend as an opportunity to utilize an alternate mode of transportation.

Bike to Centerfest
Bicycle valet parking will be provided at CenterFest. Bike valet parking works like a coat check for bikes. Cyclists bring their bike to the valet; they are given a number; the bike is safely stored for the duration of their time at CenterFest, and afterward, the number is presented to the valet and the bike is returned. The bike valet is located on the south side of the CCB Plaza, just inside the Corcoran Street Gate. The service is provided by the Durham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission and Bike Durham.

Bus to Centerfest

GoDurham provides an easy and convenient service to enjoy CenterFest without the hassle of parking downtown. Board any one of GoDurham’s routes on the way to Durham Station and CenterFest will be a quick 3 minute walk down West Chapel Hill Street.

Most GoDurham routes run every 30 minutes toward downtown from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. If you want to spend some more time downtown; enjoy a bite to eat, visit Central Park or one of the many other attractions downtown, GoDurham runs until midnight. On Sunday, GoDurham operates hourly services from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. with buses arriving at Durham Station on the hour.

Using the GoDurham system is only $1 each way and discounts are available for children under 12, seniors over 65 and persons with disabilities; check which fare or pass works best for your family at http://godurhamtransit.org/fares-and-passes. Using transit and planning your trip is also easy using the trip planner at http://godurhamtransit.org/ and you can track when your bus will arrive by downloading the TransLoc app or checking out at triangle.transloc.com.

Downtown Sanitary Sewer Cleaning Begins
Routine cleaning and inspections of a segment of the City's sanitary sewer system will require temporary lane changes in the American Tobacco district. The work begins the week of Aug.7, and is expected to continue for approximately 2 months. More

Downtown Durham Construction Projects and Special Events Update - Sept. 8 - Sept. 17

Sept. 7, 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.

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

Chesterfield Building Renovation – A contractor will install a HVAC unit at 701 West Main Street.

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
Week of September 11, 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.

Saturday-Sunday September 16-17, 2017:
• No work is planned for Saturday, September 16 or Sunday, September 17.

Van Alen Apartments
• A concrete delivery and placement of formwork will take place along Mangum Street (between Jackie Robinson Drive and Dillard Street) and will require a lane closure. Proper pedestrian and traffic controls will be in place on the following dates/times;
• Saturday, September 9 (5 a.m. – 8 a.m.)
• Tuesday, September 12 (2 a.m. – 6 a.m.)
• Tuesday, September 12 (2 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
• Thursday, September 14 (2 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

Chesterfield Building Renovation
• A contractor will be completing HVAC improvements for the Chesterfield Building at 701 West Main Street. The road will be closed for the duration. A signed detour around the work are will be installed by the contractor on the following date/time;
• Sunday, September 10 (7 a.m. – noon)

Special Events
The Fence - Downtown Photo Exhibit Unveiling Ceremony
• 24/7
• Exhibit will be located on Orange Street, Chapel Hill Street and West Parrish Street.
First Responder Appreciation Breakfast
• Friday, September 8 (6 a.m. – noon)
• Temporary lane closures along Morris Street and Foster Street
A Chef's Life Premiere Party
• Sunday, September 10 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
• Carolina Theater/Convention Center

Helpful Links
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Downtown parking is free all weekend!
Calendar of Durham events