Construction Updates and Coffee

Posted Friday, December 9

Construction Updates

The night work to tie in the new watermain that was scheduled to take place on Monday, Dec. 5, was rescheduled to Wednesday, Dec. 7, due to the rain on Monday and Tuesday. Crews did work on Wednesday night but ran into some complications working with the old cast iron pipes that are being replaced. On Thursday, Dec. 8, the night crews returned and were able to complete the work.

Duke Energy Progress (DEP) crews continue outfitting the underground vaults at Dan Allen Drive and the SKS property (Gumby’s Pizza, Fed Ex, and Jersey Mikes). The outfitting of the vaults is expected to take about 27 days, and they are scheduled to be done with this phase of the work at the beginning of January.

Carolina Conduit Systems finished installing the underground duct bank with the electric and telecommunication conduits from Stanhope Avenue to Rosemary Street, and they are now working on the connection from Concord Street to Rosemary Street. Once this section is complete, the underground electrical duct bank will be complete along the south side of the street.

Pipeline crews continue to install the storm drain system along the corridor. Crews are working on the installation of storm drains from Stanhope Avenue running east towards Rosemary Street while another crew is working on and around Shepherd Street heading west.

Shepherd Street is now closed to through traffic and is scheduled to remain closed to through traffic for approximately three months, while contractors complete the installation of the new underground infrastructure, including new storm drains, sanitary sewer lines, and water mains. To access Shepherd Street traffic can use either Daisy Street to Clark Street or Henderson Street to Clark Street. Once the underground infrastructure is in place crews will start to reconfigure the area for the new Rosemary Street and Shepherd Street roundabout.

Crews are also starting work on the rain garden that is located in front of the 2811 Building, between Zaxby’s and Dan Allen Drive. The rain garden is part of the stormwater system along the corridor and will help mitigate the amount of nitrogen in the rainwater runoff. If the weather cooperates, the contractors plan to have the rain garden built by Christmas.

Lastly, Watson Electrical crews are scheduled to complete the temporary traffic signal work at Brooks Avenue, Dan Allen Drive, and Friendly Drive by Wednesday, December 14.

As always, roadway construction is weather dependent, and with the onset of winter weather, we may see more schedule changes. We will continue to keep the website updated and send out notices as needed.

Coffee Talks are back!

After a month off, our team is excited to meet with Hillsborough Street area residents and businesses to give you an update on construction activities along the corridor and hear any concerns or comments you may have.

Once again the management of the Stanhope has graciously offered to host the event that will take place on Tuesday, December 13, at 10 a.m.

Make sure to come and join us for a doughnut and a cup of coffee!

Hillsborough Street Coffee Talks are monthly informal public meetings coordinated by the City of Raleigh, offering businesses and residents affected by construction, as well as any interested citizen, an opportunity to talk with the project manager, get updates on progress along the corridor and ask questions regarding construction along the corridor.