Construction is Full Steam Ahead

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Posted Thursday, July 20, 2017

Construction is full steam ahead along the north side of the corridor. Crews have almost finished installing the storm drainage from Dixie Trail to Bagwell Avenue. At the same time crews completed the installation of the new sanitary sewer main on Bagwell Avenue and are currently working on the new main running from Bagwell Avenue to Brooks Avenue.

A nighttime crew has also been busy installing sanitary sewer services between Dixie Trail and Gardner Street. On Monday night, July 24, the night crew will pave over the service cuts and remove the steel plates along the street.

It is important to note that the sidewalk on the north side of Hillsborough Street is a construction zone, and that brings the risk of injury to anyone not related to the construction work.  Please use the recently completed sidewalks on the south side of the street as much as possible for your safety.

Next week the construction activity continues in full force as contractors work their way towards Brooks Avenue. Starting on Tuesday, July 25, through Friday, August 25, Brooks Avenue at Hillsborough Street will shut down to traffic from Hillsborough Street to approximately 120 feet north of the intersection. The NC State Brooks parking lot and the State Employees Credit Union parking lot will remain open while the Brooks Avenue work is being completed, but is only accessible from the Clark Avenue side of Brooks Avenue. 

Starting on Tuesday, July 25, PSNC’s contractor ITS, is scheduled to start relocating gas lines in Brooks Avenue, and the night crew will start installing the water and sanitary sewer mains that run up Brooks Avenue. Closing Brooks Avenue at this location will enable the contractor to complete multiple operations in a timely and efficient way, minimizing the amount of time area businesses and NC State are impacted.

Our next Construction update meeting will be on Tuesday, August 8, at 2 p.m. at the East Village Grill & Bar. The meetings are an excellent way to hear about upcoming activity and ask questions or voice any concerns you may have about the project. We encourage the business and property owners on the north side of Hillsborough Street to attend and learn how the project is going to affect your property.