Operation Green Light - Road Closures

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Downtown Durham Construction Projects 

Water Main Break on North Elizabeth Street
There has been a water main break on North Elizabeth Street on Sunday, Jan. 22. North Elizabeth Street will be closed between Dowd and Canal streets for an extended period of time.

NCDOT Closures on NC 147
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, February 6, 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.

Closures will start each night at 8 p.m. NC 147 and NC 55 will be reopened the next morning by 6 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends. Night-time closures are scheduled to end by Sunday morning, February 12, 2017.

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.

One City Center Concrete Pour
One City Center is scheduled to close the 100 block of West Main Street and the 100 block of West Parrish Street on Tuesday, January 24 from midnight to 8 a.m. (weather permitting) to allow for concrete pouring. Sidewalks and access to business will remain accessible for the duration of the pour.
The contractor will be handling the traffic detour for the duration of the operation. The contact for the operation will be Thomas A. Daumeyer.

Guthrie Avenue Closures

Blocks of Guthrie Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17; Thursday, Jan. 19; and Tuesday, Jan. 24. The schedule will be as follows:

• Jan. 17: From Taylor to Liberty streets
• Jan. 19: From Taylor to Main streets
• Jan. 24: From Ashe to Hart streets

Traffic on all three days will be detoured to Driver Street. The purpose of the closures is for the City’s Urban Forestry Division to remove trees. The City’s Sign Shop will set up the detours. The contact for the work is Glenn Slaton, (919) 560-4197, ext. 21279.

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
   • Downtown Loop Waterline Repairs – Over the coming weeks, minor touch-ups and restoration work associated with the waterline installation will conclude. Waterline restoration work along East Main Street will continue.

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

   • Jack Tar – Sidewalk and parking impacts will be present along 100 W. Parrish Street and 200 North Corcoran Street on weekdays. The sidewalk and parking impacts will be removed on weekends.


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