Hillsborough Street Detour and Road Closure

Posted Thursday, February 23

Nighttime Detour


Starting Sunday, February 26, through Thursday, March 3, construction crews plan to work during the nighttime hours and will have Hillsborough Street closed to through traffic starting at 7 p.m., or once traffic volume along the corridor allows.The detour is required again so that crews can continue working on critical underground tasks located in travel lanes along the corridor.


For a detailed listing of night work, you can visit the Schedule page of this website. 

Westbound through traffic will be detoured to Brooks Avenue to Wade Avenue to Faircloth Street, and eastbound traffic will be detoured to Faircloth Street to Wade Avenue to Brooks Avenue.

The street is open to local traffic, and businesses along the Hillsborough Street corridor that are open during this time of night are accessible throughout the detour.

Shepherd Street Closure extended 

Pipeline Utilities Inc. has requested that the Shepherd Street detour stays in effect throughout May so they can complete a variety of tasks. Duke Energy Progress (DEP) was able to remove two power poles located along Shepherd Street during a nighttime detour this past week. The removal of these power poles created an opportunity for Pipeline Utilities Inc. to complete some critical tasks on Shepherd Street.  

With this additional time, the contractor can complete the storm drainage system in that area, install a new sanitary sewer main and water main, and replace and install new curb and gutter and sidewalk in that vicinity. The contractor is also working with PSNC to schedule their gas line relocations during this time.

This work was originally slated to take place once the construction switched to the north side of Hillsborough Street. Since the area is clear of obstacles and DEP is still working on the south side of the street undergrounding their electric services, contractors are taking this opportunity to complete a number of tasks on the north side of Hillsborough Street at Shepherd Street.