DURHAM, N.C. – With construction set to begin in April, those interested in the final design and construction plans for the Angier-Driver Streetscape Project should mark their calendars now to get the latest information on the project and provide input directly to City of Durham staff.
On Thursday, April 11, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the Public Works Department are hosting a neighborhood meeting to review the construction plans and schedule for the Angier-Driver Streetscape Project. City staff will be on hand to discuss the project beginning at 5 p.m. with the formal presentation starting at approximately 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Angier Avenue Baptist Church, 2101 Angier Ave.
The project, funded by 2005 bond funds, neighborhood revitalization funds, and capital improvement project funds provides for new pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalks, landscaping, underground and overhead utilities, and street lights in a streetscape design similar to downtown Durham. The project limits extend from the intersection of Angier Avenue and Driver Street east along Angier Avenue to Briggs Avenue, and include Driver Street north to Ashe Street. Construction will begin in April 2013 and the project is expected to be complete in October 2014. The final design concept can be viewed on the City’s website at http://durhamnc.gov/ich/cb/oewd/Documents/Angier%20Driver%20Color%20Renderings%20092012.pdf.
For information on this upcoming community meeting or this streetscape project, contact Chris Dickey with the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development at (919) 560-4965, ext. 15204 or by email at Chris.Dickey@DurhamNC.gov, or Michael M. Hughes, PE with the City’s Public Works Department, at (919) 560-4326, ext. 30266 or by email at Michael.Hughes@DurhamNC.gov.
About the Office of Economic & Workforce Development
Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the Office of Economic & Workforce Development helps ensure that Durham has a strong and diverse economy by increasing the city’s tax base through several revitalization initiatives, including new development efforts in the central city area. The department also plans and promotes cultural awareness and events, identifies and recruits target industries as well as assesses and trains Durham residents to fill new jobs. For more information, visit http://www.DurhamEconomicDevelopment.org, “like” on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/DurhamOEWD, or “follow” on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/DurhamOEWD.
About the Public Works Department
The City of Durham 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 oversees street resurfacing and sidewalk projects. The department plans and executes the City’s winter weather and natural disaster plans. 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 information, visit http://DurhamNC.gov/ich/op/pwd.