Closure in Effect Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DURHAM, N.C. – Motorists and pedestrians should take note that crossing the railroad tracks on Blackwell Street in downtown Durham will not be allowed for the remainder of this week due to scheduled repaving work.
Beginning Wednesday, September 12 and ending on Friday, September 14, traffic will not be permitted to cross the railroad tracks at Blackwell Street. Detour signage will be in place to help direct traffic through this area.
On Wednesday, September 12, the Blackwell and West Pettigrew streets intersection will be closed between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. On Thursday, September 13, the Blackwell and Ramseur streets intersection will be closed between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. On Friday, September 14, each intersection will be closed again, in staggered time frames for a portion of the day, as the final layer asphalt is placed on either side of the tracks.
These closures are necessary to allow the City’s of Durham’s contractor to perform extensive patching within each intersection prior to repaving both intersections. The repaving work will also help improve the pedestrian pathway to cross the railroad tracks. The City’s General Services Department is also installing new plantings in this area to further beautify this intersection.
This street repaving work is a part of the City’s ST-253 Resurfacing Project. For more information about the City’s repaving efforts to date, visit http://www.DurhamOperationGreenlight.org.
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The Public Works Department provides a wide range of services, including street maintenance, engineering design, development review, and stormwater quality and infrastructure maintenance. The department also plans and executes the City’s winter weather and natural disaster plans. Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, Public Works serves as a steward of the City’s physical assets and ensures that residents live in a safe, secure, and thriving community. For more information, visit http://durhamnc.gov/ich/op/pwd/Pages/Home.aspx.