>>>Downtown Durham Construction Projects & Special Events Update: May 18th

May 18, 2017

Please note – the projects included in this work plan are current as of the above publication date, and are subject to change based on weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.

Current Project Highlights

  • One City Center – AHCC is scheduled to complete a concrete pour.
  • East Main Street Waterline Repairs – Further improvements to the City’s waterline infrastructure will continue east of downtown along the East Main Street corridor.
  • Downtown Sidewalk Repairs – Durham Public Works will complete repairs to curb ramps throughout downtown.
  • Durham County Judicial Building Renovation – Temporary closure of 200 East Parrish Street on May 22nd.

Temporary Road/Lane Closures

One City Center

  • The next concrete pour at the One City Center site is scheduled for this coming Wednesday, May 24th. AHCC will pour concrete from 3pm to 9pm and the concrete finishers will work from 9pm until 1am that night. No road closures will be needed during the pour.

East Main Street Waterline Repairs

  • Saturday-Sunday May 20-21, 2017:
    • No work is planned.
  • Week of May 22, 2017:
    • –Waterline installation and testing in East Main Street between S. Elizabeth / Commerce and Fayetteville streets, including near the Fayetteville Street / East Main Street intersection, will continue.
    • –Lane shifts and closures will be required near the Fayetteville Street / East Main Street intersection. Flaggers will be used to maintain traffic flow through the intersection.
    • –Through traffic on Fayetteville Street is encouraged to use an alternate route when possible.
    • –Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
    • –Pedestrian and driveway access to buildings / facilities will be maintained at all times.
    • –Final waterline connections at Commerce / East Main streets and Dillard / East Main streets will continue.
    • –Lane shifts and closures will be required to make connections.
    • –Through traffic on East Main Street will be maintained.
    • –Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
    • –Pedestrian and driveway access to buildings / facilities will be maintained at all times.
  • Saturday-Monday May 27-29, 2017:
    • –No work will take place over the Memorial Day weekend.

Downtown Sidewalk Repairs

  • Public Works will be completing sidewalk repairs along Main Street throughout downtown on the following dates (a signed pedestrian detours will be setup by the contractor);
    • –Monday, May 22nd (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
    • –Tuesday, May 23rd (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
    • –Wednesday, May 24th (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
    • –Thursday, May 25th (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
    • –Friday, May 26th (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

 

Temporary Closure of 200 East Parrish Street (between Church Street and Roxboro Street

  • The street will be closed to through traffic to work on the Durham County Judicial Building on the following dates (A signed detour will be setup by the contractor);
    • –Monday, May 22nd (5:30 AM – 9:30 AM)

 Special Events

  • MOOGFEST –  May 18th – May 21st – Downtown Durham

Helpful Links

 

>>>East Main Street Waterline Replacement Project Update & Two Week Look Ahead – April 25th

April 25, 2017

Improvements to the City’s waterline infrastructure will continue along the East Main Street corridor.  Additional information regarding this project can be found at: http://durhamnc.gov/3001/East-Main-Street-Waterline-Replacement.

Planned Road / Lane Closures will occur as follows:

  • Week of 5/22:
    • –At the intersection of East Main Street and Fayetteville Street.  Flaggers will be used to maintain traffic through the intersection.  An alternate route for Fayetteville Street through traffic is recommended (see map).
    • –East Main Street between S. Elizabeth / Commerce and Fayetteville streets.  On-street parking will be closed in the work area.
    • –Flaggers will be used to maintain traffic flow on East Main Street between Hood and Fayetteville streets. 
  • Week of 5/30:
    • –East Main Street between Dillard and Fayetteville streets.  On-street parking will be closed in the work area.
    • –Flaggers will be used to maintain traffic flow on East Main Street between Dillard and Fayetteville streets. 

Saturday-Sunday May 20-21, 2017:

  • No work is planned.

Week of May 22, 2017:

  • Waterline installation and testing in East Main Street between S. Elizabeth / Commerce and Fayetteville streets, including near the Fayetteville Street / East Main Street intersection, will continue.
    • –Lane shifts and closures will be required near the Fayetteville Street / East Main Street intersection.  Flaggers will be used to maintain traffic flow through the intersection. 
    • –Through traffic on Fayetteville Street is encouraged to use an alternate route (see attached map) when possible.
    • –Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
    • –Pedestrian and driveway access to buildings / facilities will be maintained at all times.
  • Final waterline connections at Commerce / East Main streets and Dillard / East Main streets will continue.
    • –Lane shifts and closures will be required to make connections. 
    • –Through traffic on East Main Street will be maintained.
    • –Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
    • –Pedestrian and driveway access to buildings / facilities will be maintained at all times.

Saturday-Monday May 27-29, 2017:

  • No work will take place over the Memorial Day weekend.

Week of May 30, 2017:

  • Waterline service installation in East Main Street between Dillard and Fayetteville streets will take place. 
    • –Waterline service reconnections will be coordinated with affected parties East Main Street at least seven days in advance of interruption.
    • –Lane shifts and flaggers will be used to maintain traffic at water service crossing locations on East Main Street.
    • –Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
    • –Pedestrian and driveway access to buildings / facilities will be maintained at all times.
  • Final waterline connections at Commerce / East Main streets and Dillard / East Main streets will continue.
    • –Lane shifts and closures will be required to make connections. 
    • –Through traffic on East Main Street will be maintained.
    • –Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
    • –Pedestrian and driveway access to buildings / facilities will be maintained at all times.
  • Stormwater improvements along East Main Street between Dillard and Fayetteville streets will begin. 
    • –Lane shifts and flaggers will be used to maintain traffic at stormwater crossing locations on East Main Street.
    • –Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
    • –Pedestrian and driveway access to buildings / facilities will be maintained at all times

Saturday-Sunday June 3-4, 2017:

  • Stormwater improvements along East Main Street between Dillard and Fayetteville streets will continue. 
    • –Lane shifts and flaggers will be used to maintain traffic at stormwater crossing locations on East Main Street.
    • –Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
    • –Pedestrian and driveway access to buildings / facilities will be maintained at all times.

 Future Weeks:

  • Restoration of sidewalks and other surfaces impacted by the project will continue.
  • Following the completion of waterline installation in Main, Ramseur, Hood, and S. Elizabeth streets, stormwater improvements along Ramseur will begin.  A westbound closure of Ramseur Street will be used for this the work.
  • Following the completion of waterline installation at Fayetteville / East Main streets, pavement improvements will take place in the intersection.
  • Work will exceed the current City noise ordinance.
  • Additional information regarding this work can be found at www.DurhamOperationGreenlight.org.  Find more information about all of the department’s current projects at www.DurhamWaterProjects.org.  If you have questions, please email DowntownLoopWRP@DurhamNC.gov.