A New Traffic Pattern and More

Grading work at Brooks Avenue

Posted June 29, 2017

Pipeline Utilities was able to finish implementing the new traffic pattern and installing the north side traffic control last week. They even opened the street back up ahead of schedule on Saturday afternoon, right before the rain hit.

This week, the north side of the street has started to see some activity. Pipeline Utilities has a crew doing some grading work at Brooks Avenue in the NC State Brooks parking lot. This followed the removal of one of the large oaks in the parking lot that was inside the future roundabout footprint.  NC State had a crew come and prune the trees in the parking lot on Brooks Avenue. Enhanced tree protection fencing was installed around the trees in front of FedEx and Jersey Mikes, and silt fencing and basic tree protection were installed along the rest of the north side of the corridor. Lastly, a crew started saw cutting the asphalt on the north side in preparation for the installation of the new storm drainage system.

There is no work scheduled this weekend; crews will return to the street after the holiday on Wednesday, July 5. Pipeline Utilities will have two crews working on the storm drainage system, one will be located at Shepherd Street, and the other is working on Hillsborough Street, between Dixie Trail and Bagwell Avenue. PSNC’s contractor, ITS is also scheduled to resume the relocation of their gas main between Brooks Avenue and Gardener Street.

Starting Sunday, July 9, the City is scheduled to close Bagwell Avenue at Hillsborough Street. Traffic needing to enter Bagwell Avenue will be detoured to Dixie Trail to Everett Street to Bagwell Avenue. Traffic leaving Bagwell Avenue will be detoured to Everett Street to Dixie Trail to Hillsborough Street. The road will be closed while new storm drains, a sanitary sewer main and a water main are installed at the intersection of Hillsborough Street. Contractors expect this to take about a month, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

The July Coffee Talk (construction update meeting) is quickly approaching. East Village has been gracious in offering to host this month’s meeting. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 11, at 2 p.m., please take note of the new time, last month we gave the 2 p.m. time spot a trial run and found it to accommodate a larger number of business owners and managers than the 10 a.m. time. At the July meeting, we will discuss the contractor’s work path on the north side and what activity each business will see at their location.