Posted Monday, Oct. 30
This week is NC State Homecoming week, and Hillsborough Street is showing its Wolfpack spirit, businesses along the corridor are sporting the red and white painted windows, and the big homecoming parade will make its way down the street on Friday, November 3, at 6 p.m. However, construction continues along the corridor, so please be safe.
Pedestrians, please follow the pedestrian detours. If you must walk through the construction zone to reach a business, pay close attention to your surroundings, and do not walk near the heavy equipment while it is in use. We ask pedestrians to use the newly-installed sidewalks on the south side of the street for moving east and west along Hillsborough Street and refrain from walking through the construction barrels and construction zone.
Please use designated crosswalks. Crossing the street at non-designated locations is dangerous. Crosswalks are provided along the construction corridor at Gardner Street, Dan Allen Drive, Dixie Trail and at Rosemary Street/Shepherd Street.
The areas that are seeing the highest amount of construction activity this week are between Brooks Avenue and Dixie Trail, in front of the Pantana’s Pool Hall and Oak City Tattoo, and Shepherd Street. Businesses located in these areas are open but use extreme caution and follow pedestrian signs.
The contractor maintains a safe work zone with the proper barricades and signage for your safety as well as theirs. Please adhere to all work zone signage.