Crews Continue to Make Progress

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Posted Friday, Aug. 25

What you should know about Phase II construction this week.
Crews continue to make progress on the north side of Hillsborough Street this week; 

  • A new driveway apron was installed at the parking lot for FedEx, Jersey Mikes Subs, and Gumby’s Pizza. The driveway is closed to traffic until Tuesday next week, but customers are still able to gain access to businesses using the driveway in front of Jersey Mikes Subs; 
  • More curb and gutter was installed between Brooks Avenue and Gardner Street;
  • Carolina Conduit installed underground telecommunication and electrical duct bank at the Brooks Avenue intersection;
  • Work has begun on one of the retaining walls in front of the NC State Brooks parking lot;
  • And PSNC had a crew relocate a gas line in front of Triangle Motor Sports.

Next week looks to be just as busy along the corridor;

As mentioned last week, Hillsborough Street will be closed to through traffic between Faircloth Street and Dixie Trail starting Friday night, Aug. 25, and will reopen on Monday, Aug. 28, by 6 a.m. The closure is necessary so crews can complete water and sanitary sewer service connections at the Raleigh Nehi Bottling Co. building and the Wild Cook’s Indian Grill near Henderson Street, and they will also start the installation of a sanitary sewer and water main that crosses Hillsborough Street and runs up Shepherd Street. 

Other tasks along the street slated for next week include;

  • Carolina Conduit will install the telecommunication and electrical duct bank between Brooks Avenue and Dixie Trail;
  • More curb and gutter and driveway aprons are scheduled for installation including NC State’s Brooks parking lot and the ManMur parking lot, which will be closed to parking starting Friday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 4;
  • Work on retaining walls around Brooks Avenue will continue;
  • Southern Gardens will start installing the tree wells between Brooks Avenue and Gardner Street;
  • And Duke Energy Progress will start work on underground service connections at East Village Bar and Grill.  

Once again we ask that pedestrians use the new sidewalks along the south side of Hillsborough Street as much as possible while work continues along the north side of the corridor. Any pedestrian traffic traveling down Brooks Avenue should take Vanderbilt Avenue to Gardner Street to cross at the designated crosswalk.  Any pedestrians traveling down Bagwell Avenue should take Everett Street to Dixie Trail to cross at the designated crosswalk.  The sidewalks along the north side of the street are not passable in many places and are inside the construction zone, which can put pedestrians at risk for injury. Even if work is not actively in progress in a section, the area is still dangerous for pedestrians. 

Crosswalks with pedestrian traffic signals are located at Gardner Street, Dixie Trail and Dan Allen Drive for access to the local businesses or to get to the south side of the street. If pedestrians need to walk inside of the work zone to gain access to business, we ask that they exercise extreme caution and wait until the workers recognize that you are there and want to cross the work zone.