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Buchanan Boulevard Waterline Replacement Project Updates

Posted on: May 2, 2019

Project Update | May 2, 2019

Buchanan Boulevard Waterline Replacement Project Update and Two-Week Look Ahead

May 2, 2019

The City appreciates your ongoing patience with the work along the busy corridors associated with this project. Additional information regarding this project can be found at: http://durhamnc.gov/3617/Buchanan-Blvd-Waterline-Replacement.

Planned Road / Lane Closures will occur as follows:

  • Week of 5/6:
    • On street parking and turning lane closures in W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and the Durham Freeway.
    • Temporary lane closures in W. Chapel Hill Street intersections between Kent Street and the Durham Freeway. Flaggers will be utilized to maintain traffic.
    • On street parking and lane closures in Shepherd Street between W. Chapel Hill Street and Jackson Street.
    • Limited closure in Exum Street for sanitary sewer installation.
  • Week of 5/13:
    • On street parking and turning lane closures in W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and the Durham Freeway.
    • Temporary lane closures in W. Chapel Hill Street intersections between Kent Street and the Durham Freeway. Flaggers will be utilized to maintain traffic.
    • On street parking and lane closures in Shepherd Street between W. Chapel Hill Street and Jackson Street.
    • Southbound lane closures in Buchanan Blvd between W. Main Street and W. Chapel Hill Street.
    • Isolated lane closures and traffic shifts in project area for sanitary sewer investigations.

Week of May 6, 2019:

  • W. Chapel Hill Street will have lane and on-street parking closures to accommodate waterline installation.
    • Traffic will be shifted between Kent Street and the Durham Freeway to accommodate waterline installation.
    • Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all lane shifts.
    • Flaggers will be utilized for traffic control while work is taking place in intersections of W. Chapel Hill Street with Kent St, Gattis St, Carroll St, Buchanan Blvd, and Arnette Ave.
    • 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 AM to 7 PM.
    • Water service reconnections will be scheduled with customers between Buchanan Blvd and the Durham Freeway seven (7) days prior to the proposed work.
    • Sanitary sewer dye testing will take place along the W. Chapel Hill Street. Notices will be distributed to affected customers prior to work taking place.
  • Shepherd Street will have traffic lane and sidewalk closures between W. Chapel Hill Street and Jackson Street to accommodate waterline installation.
    • 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 AM to 7 PM.
    • Water service reconnections will be scheduled with customers seven (7) days prior to the proposed work

Saturday – Sunday May 11-12, 2019:

  • No work will take place on Saturday or Sunday.

Week of May 13, 2019:

  • W. Chapel Hill Street will have lane and on-street parking closures to accommodate waterline installation.
    • Traffic will be shifted between Kent Street and the Durham Freeway to accommodate waterline installation.
    • Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all lane shifts.
    • Flaggers will be utilized for traffic control while work is taking place in intersections of W. Chapel Hill Street with Kent St, Gattis St, Carroll St, Buchanan Blvd, and Arnette Ave.
    • 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 AM to 7 PM.
    • Water service reconnections will be scheduled with customers between Buchanan Blvd and the Durham Freeway seven (7) days prior to the proposed work.
  • Shepherd Street will have traffic lane and sidewalk closures between W. Chapel Hill Street and Jackson Street to accommodate waterline installation.
    • 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 AM to 7 PM.
    • Water service reconnections will be scheduled with customers seven (7) days prior to the proposed work
  • Buchanan Boulevard will have southbound lane closures between W. Main Street and W. Chapel Hill Street.
    • Waterline installation will begin near the intersection of Buchanan Blvd and W. Chapel Hill Street, and continue north towards Main Street.
    • Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all traffic detours.
    • Sidewalk traffic will be disrupted.
    • Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
    • Planned work hours are 7 AM to 7 PM.
  • Isolated lane closures and shifts lasting several hours will be required in the project area to accommodate sanitary sewer investigations.
    • Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all traffic detours.
    • Sanitary sewer lining in will take place in Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and the Durham Freeway during overnight hours to minimize service disruptions. Notices will be distributed to affected customers prior to work taking place.
    • Sanitary sewer dye testing will take place in Gattis, Exum, Burch, Wilkerson, and Jackson streets during daytime hours along . Notices will be distributed to affected customers prior to work taking place.

Saturday – Sunday May 18-19, 2019:

  • No work will take place on Saturday or Sunday.

Additional information regarding this work can be found at www.DurhamOperationGreenlight.org. Find more information about all of the department’s current projects at www.DurhamWaterProjects.org. If you have questions, please email DowntownLoopWRP@DurhamNC.gov.

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