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Downtown Durham Construction Projects and Special Events Update, February 17-26

February 16, 2017

Please note – the projects included in this workplan are current as of the above publication date, and are subject to change based on weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.

Current Project Highlights
   •
City Center – Armada Hoffler Construction (AHCC) is scheduled to place concrete the early morning hours of Friday, February 17. AHCC will complete water land gas line work along West Parrish Street and North Corcoran Street.

   • Van Alen Development
Construction fencing will be installed around the perimeter of the Van Alen Site (see below for project impacts).

Road/Lane Closures

   • Van Alen Development – Construction fencing will be installed around the Van Alen construction site beginning February 18. Intermittent lane closures will be necessary to deliver and install the construction fencing. The construction site is bounded by Roxboro Street, Dillard Street, Mangum Street and Jackie Robinson Drive.

Sidewalk/Parking Impacts
• Van Alen Development –
Construction fencing will be installed around the Van Alen construction site beginning 2/18. Intermittent lane closures will be necessary to deliver and install the construction fencing. Dillard Street and Mangum Street sidewalk will be inaccessible during after the fencing is installed until all earthwork is completed on the northwest corner of the site. The construction site is bounded by Roxboro Street, Dillard Street, Mangum Street and Jackie Robinson Drive.

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NCDOT Closures on NC 147
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the closures on NC 147 will not occur the week of Feb. 6.  The closures have now been tentatively rescheduled for the nights of Feb. 20, 21, and 22 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night. Weather permitting, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin night-time closures of NC 147 (Durham Freeway) at NC 55 (Alston Avenue) in Durham starting Monday night, Feb. 20, 2017 at 8 p.m. NC 55 will also be closed at the bridge site over NC 147 during this time. The road(s) will be closed in order to begin demolition of the western side of the NC 55 bridge over NC 147. The work is expected to last for 5 nights. Road closures are not expected on February 9. The bridge replacement is a part of the NC 55/Alston Avenue widening project.

The detour routes are as follows:
• Westbound NC 147 – Follow detour signs through ramps to continue on westbound NC 147.
• Eastbound NC 147 – Follow detour signs through ramps to continue on eastbound NC 147.
• Northbound NC 55 – Turn right to EB NC 147 on ramp. Turn off onto Exit 10B (North Briggs Avenue). Turn left to WB NC 147. Turn off onto Exit 11 (NC 55/Alston Avenue). Turn right to continue on NC 55.
• Southbound NC 55 – Turn right on westbound NC 147 on ramp. Turn off onto Exit 12A (Fayetteville Street). Turn left onto Fayetteville Street. Turn left onto EB NC 147 on ramp. Turn onto Exit 11 (NC 55/Alston Avenue) and turn right to continue on SB NC 55.