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East Main Street Waterline Replacement Project Updates

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Project Update | August 10, 2017

East Main Street Waterline Replacement Project Update and Two-Week Look Ahead

August 10, 2017

Improvements to the City’s waterline infrastructure will continue along the East Main Street corridor. Additional information regarding this project can be found at: http://durhamnc.gov/3001/East-Main-Street-Waterline-Replacement.

 

Planned Road / Lane Closures will occur as follows:

  • Week of 8/14:
    • Lane shifts and flaggers on East Main Street between Roxboro Street and Fayetteville Street, Hood Street, and South Elizabeth Street.
  • Friday, August 18th through Monday, August 21st:
    • Full closure of the East Main Street and Fayetteville Street intersection.
  • Week of 8/21:
    • Lane shifts and flaggers on East Main Street between Roxboro Street and Fayetteville Street, Hood Street, and South Elizabeth Street.
    • Lane closures on Angier Avenue between East Main Street and Elm Street.

Saturday-Sunday August 12-13, 2017:

  • No work is planned for Saturday, August 12th or Sunday, August 13th.

Week of August 14, 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.

Monday through Friday August 18-21, 2017:

  • A full closure of the East Main Street and Fayetteville Street intersection will be in place from 6 AM on Friday, August 18th through 8 PM on Monday, August 21st 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.

Future Weeks:

  • Restoration of sidewalks and other surfaces impacted by the project will continue.
  • Waterline service reconnections in Angier Avenue between East Main Street and Elm Avenue will coordinated with affected residents. 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.
  • Stormwater improvements along East Main Street will continue.
  • Work will exceed the current City noise ordinance.
  • Additional information regarding this work can be found at www.DurhamOperationGreenlight.org. Find more information about all of the department’s current projects at www.DurhamWaterProjects.org. If you have questions, please email DowntownLoopWRP@DurhamNC.gov.

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