Operation Green Light - Road Closures

street closure signs
City Hall Plaza Water Line Repairs
The Water Management Department is scheduled to complete a water meter/vault upgrade along City Hall Plaza (near Bull-Dega and Bagel Bar) on April 30 at 4 p.m. through May 1 at 8 a.m. Water Management is scheduled to complete final sidewalk repairs during the week of May 1.

The following impacts will be necessary for the overnight Vault/meter operation:
    • 3-4 parking spaces will be needed to stage equipment
    • An intermittent (15-30 minute) street closure will be needed to place the vault – flaggers will assist vehicles to navigate around the work zone
    • The sidewalk will be inaccessible during the operation – flaggers will assist pedestrians through the work zone

Elizabeth Street Road Closure
Elizabeth Street between Holloway and Liberty streets will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 30. The closure will allow the City’s Water and Sewer Maintenance Division to install new water and sewer services. Traffic will be detoured using Holloway, Dillard and Liberty streets (see map). The City’s Sign Shop will set up the detour. The contact for the work is Russell Gregory with Water and Sewer Maintenance,  or 919-937-8109.


East Main Street Waterline Replacement Project Update
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26, East Main Street will close to through traffic between Fayetteville and Elm streets. The previously planned closure was delayed due to weather. The closure is expected to last about two weeks, and will remain in place until work is complete. Eastbound through traffic will be detoured north on Elizabeth Street to Liberty Avenue, and south to Alston Avenue. Westbound through traffic will be detoured south on Elm Street to Ramseur Street, and north to Fayetteville Street. During the closure, local traffic can still access driveways and parking from Main Street, via Alston Avenue or Elm Street. Please see the attached map for illustrated detour routes and more information.

Please note – both lanes of travel will close. This updated closure is due to the discovery of unmarked private utilities in the work zone, as well as public safety concerns.


Downtown Durham Construction Projects and Special Events Update - April 28 - May 7

April 27, 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 a concrete pour and a “tower crane jump”.

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

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

   • Water and Sewer Maintenance –
Temporary closure of Elizabeth Street between Holloway and Liberty streets on Sunday, April 30.

Temporary Road/Lane Closures
   • 100 W. Parish Street
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The next concrete pour at the One City Center site is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.. The sidewalk and roadway is scheduled to remain open for the duration of the operation.
      AHCC will be extending the height of the construction crane on Sunday, April 30. AHCC will need to close the 100 block of West Parrish Street (and the sidewalk) between Orange Street and Corcoran Street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to accommodate the delivery and installation of the additional crane components.

    • East Main Street Waterline Repairs
       • Week of 4/24:
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Full closure of East Main Street between Angier Avenue and Fayetteville Street. Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all detours.
       Lane shifts on East Main Street between S. Elizabeth / Commerce and Hood streets. On-street parking will be closed in the work area.
       • Lane closures and flaggers will be used to maintain traffic at East Main / South Elizabeth / Commerce, East Main / Hood, and at waterline crossing locations on East Main Street.
       Varying lane closures on Ramseur, Hood, and S. Elizabeth streets at water service crossing locations. Traffic control signs and markings or flaggers will be used at crossings.
       Week of 5/1:
       Full closure of East Main Street between Angier Avenue and Fayetteville Street. Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all detours.
       • Lane shifts on East Main Street between S. Elizabeth / Commerce and Fayetteville streets. On-street parking will be closed in the work area.
       Lane closures and flaggers will be used to maintain traffic at East Main / Hood and at waterline crossing locations on East Main Street.
       Week of 5/8:
       Full closure of East Main Street between Angier Avenue and Fayetteville Street. Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all detours.
       Lane shifts on East Main Street between S. Elizabeth / Commerce and Fayetteville streets. On-street parking will be closed in the work area.
       Lane closures and flaggers will be used to maintain traffic at East Main / Hood and at waterline crossing locations on East Main Street.

    • 400 Hunt Street
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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);
       o Friday, April 28 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
       o Monday, May 1 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
       o Tuesday, May 2 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
       o Wednesday, May 3 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
       o Thursday, May 4 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
       o Friday, May 5 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

    • Temporary Closure of Elizabeth Street (Holloway Street and Liberty Street)
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Elizabeth Street between Holloway and Liberty Streets will be closed on Sunday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The purpose of the closure is for the city’s Water and Sewer Maintenance Division to install new water and sewer services. Traffic will be detoured using Holloway, Dillard and Liberty streets. The City’s Sign Shop will set up the detour.


Special Events
    • QuintilesIMS Girls on the Run of the Triangle Spring 5K
Saturday, April 29 at 7 a.m.
    • Art of Cool Festival
Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30

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