Operation Green Light - Road Closures

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East Main Street Waterline Replacement Project Update
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26, East Main Street will close to through traffic between Fayetteville and Elm streets. The previously planned closure was delayed due to weather. The closure is expected to last about two weeks, and will remain in place until work is complete. Eastbound through traffic will be detoured north on Elizabeth Street to Liberty Avenue, and south to Alston Avenue. Westbound through traffic will be detoured south on Elm Street to Ramseur Street, and north to Fayetteville Street. During the closure, local traffic can still access driveways and parking from Main Street, via Alston Avenue or Elm Street. Please see the attached map for illustrated detour routes and more information.

Please note – both lanes of travel will close. This updated closure is due to the discovery of unmarked private utilities in the work zone, as well as public safety concerns.


Downtown Durham Construction Projects and Special Events Update - April 21 - April 30

April 20, 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 a concrete pour and a “tower crane jump”.

   • Duke Energy Powerline Repairs
Duke Energy is expected to complete power service upgrades for the Unscripted Hotel (formerly the Jack Tar Hotel).

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

Temporary Road/Lane Closures
   • 100 W. Parish Street
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The next concrete pour at the One City Center site is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. The sidewalk and roadway is scheduled to remain open for the duration of the operation.
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AHCC will be extending the height of the construction crane on Sunday, April 30. AHCC will need to close the 100 block of West Parrish Street (and the sidewalk) between Orange and Corcoran streets from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to accommodate the delivery and installation of the additional crane components.

Sidewalk/Parking Impacts
   • 118 W. Parrish St
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Duke Energy is scheduled to complete a power service upgrade at 118 W. Parrish Street on April 23 from 9 p.m. through the early morning hours of April 24. The operation will impact several parking spaces and the adjacent sidewalk near 118W. Parrish Street.
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Duke Energy is scheduled to complete a power service upgrade at 118 W. Parrish Street on April 24 from 11 p.m. to April 25 at 4 a.m. The operation will impact several parking spaces and the adjacent sidewalk near 118 West Parrish Street.

   • East Main Street Waterline Repairs
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Waterline installation in East Main Street at the railroad crossing between Angier Avenue and Fayetteville Street will continue.
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A westbound closure of East Main Street between Angier Avenue and Fayetteville Street will be used.
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Traffic control signs and markings will be used to detour westbound traffic using Elm, Ramseur, and Fayetteville streets.
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Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
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Pedestrian and driveway access to buildings / facilities will be maintained at all times.
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Waterline installation and testing in East Main Street from Dillard Street to Hood Street will continue.
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East Main Street traffic between South Elizabeth / Commerce and Hood streets will be shifted to maintain traffic in both directions. On-street parking along East Main Street will be closed to accommodate waterline installation.
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Lane closures and flaggers will be used to maintain traffic at East Main / S. Elizabeth / Commerce, East Main / Hood, and at waterline crossing locations on East Main Street.
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Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
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Pedestrian and driveway access to buildings / facilities will be maintained at all times.
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Waterline service installation in Ramseur, Hood, and South Elizabeth streets will continue.
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Varying localized lane closures on Ramseur, Hood, and South Elizabeth streets will be required. Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all detours.
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Waterline service reconnections will be coordinated with affected parties on Ramseur, Hood, and South Elizabeth streets at least 7 days in advance of interruption.
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Lane closures and flaggers will be used to maintain traffic at water service crossing locations on Ramseur, Hood, and South Elizabeth streets.
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Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
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Pedestrian and driveway access to buildings / facilities will be maintained at all times.


Special Events
   • The Great Human Race
Saturday, April 22 at 7 a.m.
   • QuintilesIMS Girls on the Run of the Triangle Spring 5K
Saturday, April 29 at 7 a.m.
   Art of Cool Festival – Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30



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