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Buchanan Boulevard Waterline Replacement Project Updates

Posted on: July 11, 2019

Project Update | July 11, 2019

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

July 11, 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 7/15:
    • Overnight closures of the Durham Freeway (NC-147) between 10 PM and 6 AM.
    • Temporary lane closures and shifts in W. Chapel Hill Street near the Durham Freeway bridge. 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 and rehabilitation.
  • Week of 7/22:
    • Temporary lane closures and shifts in W. Chapel Hill Street near the Durham Freeway bridge. 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 and rehabilitation.

Saturday – Sunday July 13-14, 2019:

  • No work will take place on Saturday or Sunday.

Week of July 15, 2019:

  • The Durham Freeway (NC-147) will have overnight road closures at the Chapel Hill Street bridge to accommodate utility work.
    • Road closures in both directions of the Durham Freeway are planned between 10 PM and 6 AM during the nights of July 15, 16, and 17.
    • Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all traffic detours.
    • Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during overnight work hours.
    • Traffic on Chapel Hill Street will be maintained.
  • W. Chapel Hill Street will have temporary lane shifts and closures near the Durham Freeway bridge to accommodate utility work.
    • Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all lane shifts.
    • Flaggers will be utilized for traffic control while work is taking place near the bridge.
    • Sidewalk traffic will be disrupted.
    • Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during daytime work hours.
    • Planned daytime work hours are 7 AM to 7 PM.
  • Shepherd Street will have traffic lane and sidewalk closures between W. Chapel Hill Street and Jackson Street to accommodate waterline installation and pavement repairs.
    • 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.
  • Buchanan Boulevard will have southbound lane closures between W. Main Street and W. Chapel Hill Street.
    • Waterline installation will continue from the intersection of Buchanan Blvd and W. Chapel Hill Street north towards Main Street. Active work is anticipated between W. Main Street and W. Chapel Hill 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.
    • Water service reconnections will be scheduled with customers between W. Chapel Hill Street and Maxwell Avenue seven (7) days prior to the proposed work.
  • Isolated lane closures and shifts lasting several hours will be required in the project area to accommodate sanitary sewer investigations and rehabilitation.
    • Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all traffic detours.
    • Sanitary sewer lining and dye testing will take place in Buchanan, Gattis, Exum, Burch, Wilkerson, Arnette, and Jackson streets during daytime hours. Notices will be distributed to affected customers prior to work taking place.

Saturday – Sunday July 20-21, 2019:

  • No work will take place on Saturday or Sunday.

Week of July 22, 2019:

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

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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