On May 3, 2016, The Hillsborough Street, Phase II construction contract was awarded to Pipeline Utilities Inc. a general contractor established in 1981 and located in Raleigh. The project limits are from the Rosemary St/Shepherd St intersection and Gardner St. The project includes three single lane roundabouts and medians to promote a multi-modal facility that provides traffic efficiency and enhances vehicular and pedestrian safety along the corridor. Other features to keep an eye out for are buffered bike lanes and bike racks, improved transit shelters, improved signage, street trees and planters, LED lighting, and even a rain garden. The renewal project will help transform Hillsborough Street into a destination and desirable place to work, shop, dine and live. It will enhance opportunities for cultural events, social gatherings, and doing business along the corridor.
Construction is anticipated to begin in June.