Hillsborough Street Roundabouts

Hillsborough Street Construction Activities: Weeks of Dec. 14 – Jan. 1 by NCSITE_Todd
December 17, 2009, 7:07 pm
Filed under: Construction
During the weeks of  December 13 – January 1, construction crews will be conducting the following activities:
  • Installation of the Oberlin/Pullen roundabout center island;
  • Installation of the Hillsborough/Pullen roundabout center island;
  • Installation of sewer and water lines on the south side of Hillsborough Street starting at Horne Street and heading west to Gardner Street (2500-2600 blocks), with some crossings across Hillsbrough Street;
  • Installation of curb and gutter on Enterprise Street approach to Hillsborough Street;
  • Installation of conduit systems on the north side of Hillsborough Street near Sylvas Pizza (2400 block) and The Alley bowling alley (2600 block);
  • Installation of curb and gutter, brick sidewalk pavers, and paving on the south side of Hillsborough Street  from Logan Court heading west towards Horne Street (2300-2400 blocks);
  • Finishing the installation of brick sidewalk pavers on the north side of Hillsborough Street from Enterprise Street heading east towards Maiden Lane and Pullen Road (1900-2000 blocks);
  • Paving on Oberlin Road between Hillsborough Street and Pullen Road extension (if weather permits);
  • Removal of temporary traffic signals and installation of permanent traffic signals and mast arms; and
  • Grading and preparation of various sites for future construction activities.

Crews will be off Chirstmas Eve and Day as well as New Years Day.

 Traffic delays on Hillsborough Street are expected between Logan Court and Gardner Street, with one-lane operations at times.

Traffic delays on Oberlin Road are expected between Clark Avenue and Hillsborough Street at times due to the island construction and concrete truck traffic.

Construction on the center island for the Hillsborough Street roundabout began ahead of schedule during the week of Christmas.  Be on the look out for a project newsletter in January detailing our project progress, traffic patterns during the roundabout construction, and measures the construction crews will take to keep the sidewalks and doorways open during when construction moves to the north side of the street.

The Oberlin Road parking lot for Red Hot + Blue, Player’s Retreat, and Sam & Bill’s remains open for customers.  Oberlin Road access to BB&T remains open as well.

Oberlin Road is now open to one-way traffic northbound.

Horne Street approaching Hillsborough Street is closed due to utility construction work.

Pedestrians:  Crosswalks and campus entrances remain open  near  Horne Street and the Alley (formerly Western Lanes) in the busiest construction area.  Numerous crosswalks are in place elsewhere along the street.

Pedestrians and customers can still access Oberlin Road businesses during the construction process, as see the new wider sidewalks along the street on the business side.

Sidewalks on the north side of Hillsborough Street from Logan Court to Maiden Lane will be closed and pedestrian traffic will be shifted to the sidewalks on the south side of Hillsborough Street, now completed.

Hillsborough Street businesses remain open for business.  Please patronize your local businesses as we work to build a new vision for Hillsborough Street.

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Went through the traffic circle twice today on Hillsborough and Oberlin, worked great, except for idiot drivers who don’t know how to use one. Moron on a cell phone, she was driving in the circle and stops for me while she yaks. I guess you can’t teach common sense. I hope it works as well when the students are back. I used the traffic circle in Pinehurst, this will be a piece of cake.

Comment by Jim

Thanks for the updates and I hope that I will get the further updates on this construction.

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