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Downtown Durham Construction Projects and Special Events Update - Aug. 11 – Aug. 20

Aug. 10, 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 project deliveries.

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

Central Park Waterline Repairs – Further improvements to the City’s waterline infrastructure will continue in Central Park.

Downtown Sidewalk Repairs – Durham Public Works will complete repairs to curb ramps and sidewalks throughout downtown.

Van Alen Apartments – Northwood Ravin is scheduled to complete a concrete delivery and complete underground utility work.

The Brannan – 400 Hunt Street will be closed daily (various dates – noted below)

Pettigrew Street and Dillard Street Intersection Closure – Temporary closure of the intersection of Pettigrew Street and Dillard Street through August 11.

Temporary Road/Lane Closures
• One City Center
• Various material deliveries will take place throughout the week. No streets or sidewalks are expected to be closed while deliveries are taking place.

• East Main Street Waterline Repairs - Saturday-Sunday August 12-13, 2017:
• No work is planned for Saturday, August 12 or Sunday, August 13.

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 and 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 (see map):
• A full closure of the East Main Street and Fayetteville Street intersection will be in place from 6 a.m. on Friday, August 18 through 8 p.m. on Monday, August 21 for intersection pavement improvements.
• Traffic control signs and markings will be used for East Main Street and Fayetteville and 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.

• Central Park Waterline Repairs
Week of 8/14:
• Corporation Street westbound will be closed between Liggett Street and North Duke Street.
• Eastbound Lane of Fernway Avenue will be closed between Morris Street and Fuller Street.
Week of Aug. 21:
• Corporation Street westbound will be closed between Liggett Street and North Duke Street.
• Eastbound Lane of Fernway Avenue will be closed between Morris Street and Fuller Street.
• Fuller Street will be closed between Corporation Street and Fernway Avenue.

Week of August 14, 2017:
• Corporation Street will be reduced to one lane as water line installation begins.
• Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all traffic detours.
• Flaggers will be utilized for traffic control as needed.
• Sidewalk traffic will be disrupted.
• Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
• On-street parking will be closed in work areas.
• Planned work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• No water or sewer service disruptions are anticipated.

• Fernway Avenue will be reduced to one lane as water line installation begins.
• Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all traffic detours.
• Flaggers will be utilized for traffic control as needed.
• Sidewalk traffic will be disrupted.
• Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
• On-street parking will be closed in work areas.
• Planned work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• No water service disruption is anticipated.

• Line testing will occur on Fernway Avenue from Morris Street to Fuller Street and then on Fuller Street from Fernway Avenue to West Corporation Street.

Saturday - Sunday Aug. 19-20, 2017:
• No work planned. Fernway Avenue will be reduced to one lane between Fuller Street and Morris Street. West Corporation Street westbound lane will be closed between Liggett and North Duke streets.

• Downtown Sidewalk Repairs
• Public Works will continue replacing sidewalk on Rigsbee Avenue (from Chapel Hill Street to Morgan Street) and Main Street. Proper pedestrian and traffic controls will be in place. There will be accessible entryways to all businesses at all times
• Friday, August 11 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
• Monday, August 14 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
• Tuesday, August 15 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
• Wednesday, August 16 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
• Thursday, August 17 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
• Friday, August 18 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

• Van Alen Apartments
• A waterline installation will take place along Dillard Street (between Mangum Street and Roxboro Street) on the following dates/times;
• Friday, August 11 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Monday, August 14 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Tuesday, August 15 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Wednesday, August 16 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Thursday, August 17 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Friday, August 18 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Dillard Street will be reopened in both directions every evening. Proper pedestrian and traffic controls will be in place. There will be accessible entryways to the Durham County Justice Center and Parking Deck.

• A concrete delivery will take place along Mangum Street (between Jackie Robinson Drive and Dillard Street) and will not require any lane closures. Proper pedestrian and traffic controls will be in place. There will be accessible entryways to all businesses on the following dates/times;
• Friday, August 11 (1 a.m. – 6 a.m.)

• A concrete delivery will take place along Dillard Street (between Mangum Street and Roxboro Street) and will not require any lane closures. Proper pedestrian and traffic controls will be in place. There will be accessible entryways to all businesses on the following dates/times;
• Friday, August 11 (1 a.m. – 6 a.m.)
• Wednesday, August 16 (1 a.m. – 6 a.m.)

• 400 Hunt Street
• The street will be closed to through traffic along 400 Hunt Street on the following dates (A signed detour will be setup by the contractor);
• Friday, August 11 (7 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Monday, August 14 (8 a.m. – noon)
• Tuesday, August 15 (8 a.m. – noon)
• Wednesday, August 16 (7 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Thursday, August 17 (8 a.m. – noon)
• Friday, August 18 (8 a.m. – noon)

• Temporary Closure the Intersection of Pettigrew Street and Dillard Street

• The intersection will be closed to all through traffic 24/7 to complete roadway repairs through Aug. 11. A signed detour will be setup by the contractor.

Special Events

Durham Central Park - Concert Series – Friday, Aug. 11, 2017
• Foster Street (between Geer and Corporation streets) will be closed to through traffic from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m..
The North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival – Saturday, Aug. 10 – 13, 2017
• Various events to be held in the Carolina Theater and Downtown Durham

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