Hillsborough Street Roundabouts


HILLSBOROUGH STREET CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES: WEEKS OF MARCH 15-28 by NCSITE_Todd
March 16, 2010, 2:10 pm
Filed under: Construction, Informational

Look up over the next two weeks and watch the utility poles and lines continue to come down along Hillsborough Street!!  In addition, utility construction on the south side of the street is nearly completed and crews are hard at work on the north side of Hillsborough Street.  

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
During the weeks of March 15 to March 28, construction crews will be conducting the following activities:

  • Continued work on the Oberlin/Pullen and Hillsborough/Pullen roundabouts (March 15-19);
  • Laying of roof drains for businesses between Chamberlain and Horne Streets (2400 block; March 15-17)
  • Prep work for sidewalk construction on the south side of Hillsborough Street from Cox Avenue to Oberlin Road (1800 block; March 16-18);
  • Laying of conduit system to complete utility upgrades from Horne Street to Pogue Street (2500 block);
  • Final stages of installation of  brick sidewalk pavers, paving and street lights on the south side of Hillsborough Street from Horne Street to Gardner Street (2500-2600 blocks);
  • Prep work for sidewalk construction, installation of curb and gutter, and brick sidewalk pavers on the north side of Hillsborough Street from Logan Court to Horne Street (2300 & 2400 blocks);
  • Work to complete water and sewer service updates from Horne Street to Pogue Street (2500 block);
  • Prep work and removal of decommissioned overhead utility lines and poles along Hillsborough Street by Progress Energy; and
  • Grading and preparation of various sites for future construction activities.

TRAFFIC UPDATE
Vehicles: Minor traffic delays on Hillsborough Street are expected between Logan Court and Horne Street, with limited periods one-lane operations.

Temporary traffic delays at the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Pullen Road at times due to the movement of equipment for the island construction.

Horne and Lampe Street have been reopened to traffic.

The Oberlin Road parking lot for Locopops, Player’s Retreat and Sam & Bill’s remains open for customers.  Hillsborough Street (westbound) and Oberlin Road access (northbound) to BB&T remains open as well.

Limited on-street parking is available now on Hillsborough Street.  When traffic is shifted completely to the south side over the next two weeks, on-street parking will begin to become available on the south side of the street.

Pedestrians: Crosswalks and campus entrances remain open at Horne and Lampe Streets and at Gardner Street  in the busiest construction area. Numerous crosswalks are in place elsewhere along the street.

The sidewalks along the south side of Hillsborough Street beside NC State will be completed by the end of March.

Sidewalks on the north side of Hillsborough Street from Logan Court to Enterprise Street are closed due to construction activity. Pedestrian can use the completed sidewalks on the south side of Hillsborough Street in the area.

Sidewalks on the north side of Hillsborough Street from Jimmy Johns to Horne Street remain open but have been narrowed as crews work to demolish existing curb and gutter.  This narrowing will move west along the street as crews continue the work towards Garner Street.

EVENTS UPDATE
The Raleigh Rocks Half-Marathon and 5K will be taking place Saturday, March 27.  Hillsborough Street (NC State Fairgrounds to the Capitol Building) will be closed to vehicle traffic from early Saturday morning until approximately 2:00 pm.  For more information, go to http://www.ncraces.com/index.php?pr=Raleigh%20Rocks%20Half%20Marathon

See the previously posted project newsletter for details on our project progress, roundabout traffic patterns, and measures the construction crews will take to keep the sidewalks and doorways open when construction moves to the north side of the street.

Hillsborough Street businesses remain open for business. Please patronize your local businesses as we work to build the community’s new vision for Hillsborough Street.



HILLSBOROUGH STREET CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES: WEEK OF MARCH 8-14 by NCSITE_Todd
March 8, 2010, 11:06 am
Filed under: Construction, Informational

Look up over the next two weeks and watch the utility poles and lines start coming down along Hillsborough Street!!  In addition, utility construction on the south side of the street is nearly completed and crews are starting major work on the north side of Hillsborough Street.  

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
During the weeks of March 5 to March 14, construction crews will be conducting the following activities:

  • Continued work on the Oberlin/Pullen roundabout;
  • Continued work on the Hillsborough/Pullen roundabout;
  • Installation of curb and gutter, brick sidewalk pavers, and paving on the north side of Hillsborough Street from Enterprise Street to Logan Court (2200 block);
  • Final stages of installation of  paving and street lights on the south side of Hillsborough Street from Chamberlain Street heading west towards Horne Street (2400 block);
  • Installation of curb and gutter, brick sidewalk pavers, paving, and street lights on the south side of Hillsborough Street from Horne Street to Gardner Street (2500-2600 blocks);
  • Prep work for sidewalk construction (i.e. demolition of the existing curb & gutter, removal of tree grates,etc) on the north side of Hillsborough Street from Logan Court to Horne Street (2300-2400 blocks);
  • Prep work and removal of decommissioned overhead utility lines and poles along Hillsborough Street; and
  • Grading and preparation of various sites for future construction activities.

TRAFFIC UPDATE
Vehicles: Minor traffic delays on Hillsborough Street are expected between Chamberlain Street and Gardner Street, with limited periods one-lane operations.

Temporary traffic delays at the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Pullen Road at times due to the movement of equipment for the island construction.

Horne and Lampe Street have been reopened to traffic.

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

Limited on-street parking is available now on Hillsborough Street.  When traffic is shifted completely to the south side over the next two weeks, on-street parking will be available on the south side of the street.

Pedestrians: Crosswalks and campus entrances remain open at Horne and Lampe Streets and at Gardner Street  in the busiest construction area. Numerous crosswalks are in place elsewhere along the street.

The sidewalks along the south side of Hillsborough Street beside NC State will be completed by the end of March.

Sidewalks on the north side of Hillsborough Street from Logan Court to Enterprise Street are closed due to construction activity. Pedestrian can use the completed sidewalks on the south side of Hillsborough Street in the area.

Sidewalks on the north side of Hillsborough Street from Jimmy Johns to Horne Street remain open but have been narrowed as crews work to demolish existing curb and gutter.  This narrowing will move west along the street as crews continue the work towards Garner Street.

EVENTS UPDATE
See the previously posted project newsletter for details on our project progress, roundabout traffic patterns, and measures the construction crews will take to keep the sidewalks and doorways open when construction moves to the north side of the street.

Hillsborough Street businesses remain open for business. Please patronize your local businesses as we work to build the community’s new vision for Hillsborough Street.



Winter 2010 Project Progress Newsletter by NCSITE_Todd
February 4, 2010, 4:14 pm
Filed under: Informational, News

Click on the image below to download the February 2010 project newsletter.    Find out more about the project’s progress and what’s happening on the Street in the very near future.

Hillsborough Street Newsletter – February 2010



Latest News on Bike Provisions for Hillsborough Street by NCSITE_Todd
January 28, 2010, 12:53 pm
Filed under: Informational, News

From Bob Geary at IndyBlogs:
Hillsborough Street bike lanes are looking good. (!)

“The City Council’s public works committee held its long-awaited meeting on the issue last night. The verdict, by unanimous decision: There should be bike lanes on all of Hillsborough Street from downtown to the Fairgrounds. No exception for the Hillsborough Street Project (Phase 1, remember) in front of N.C. State…

“The only hitch in this giddyup may come from the state Department of Transportation… DOT’s not a fan, city staffers report, of segmenting the two travel lanes … into a 10′ vehicle section, a 4′ bike-lane section and 2′ to protect the bikes from “dooring” …

“If DOT goes along, the bike lanes will be striped as soon as the construction work is done — sometime this summer, in other words.”

From the Raleigh Public Record blog:
Hillsborough Street bike lanes move forward

“District B councilor John Odom said during the meeting that if the city can keep the project on schedule and on budget and still put in the bike lanes, than there was no reason not to do it.

“Bonner Gaylord, who represents District E, joked about the long process ahead to approve the bike lanes: ‘We’re doing it as fast as bureaucratically possible…Essentially we’re charting a course.’”

From NewRaleigh.com blog:
Hillsborough Street Bike Lanes on Public Works Agenda Tuesday

“…[a local group of bikers] put together a short presentation of their proposal for Hillsborough Street. It is illustrated below in the image gallery but on Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh because it was not possible to do so on Hillsborough Street currently b/c of the construction.”

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Hillsborough/Pullen Roundabout is Under Construction by NCSITE_Todd
December 29, 2009, 4:07 pm
Filed under: Informational

Hamlett’s construction crews have started work on the island for the Hillsborough/Pullen roundabout.  During the construction, the intersection will be operating as a large single-lane roundabout. 

Hillsborough/Pullen Roundabout under construction

Traffic travels counterclockwise around the roundabout as the center island is being constructed (Photo credit: Ted Richardson, News & Observer)

We know many of you are unfamilar with roundabouts, so here are a few pointers as you get used to the new intersection:

We appreciate your patience throughout the construction process.  Feel free to contact us at any of the following outlets with any questions or concerns.

Project Hotline:  919-677-2004
Raleigh Public Works: 919-996-3030
Media Inquiries:  919-996-3100

Project Email:  hillsboroughroundabout@ci.raleigh.nc.us

Also, here are a few links if you what to learn more about navigating and using roundabouts:

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FYI – Street Lights and Traffic Signals by NCSITE_Todd
October 19, 2009, 10:15 am
Filed under: Informational
It is a little easier now for folks walking on Hillsborough Street at night to see with the installation of temporary street lights on the completed sidewalk sections near the Bell Tower.  But what will the permanent street lights and traffic signals look like?  (Click on the figures for the lighting to view the spec sheets.)

Street Lights

The street lights will look like this except with a galvanized finish and on a round pole.

The street lights will look like this except with a galvanized finish and on a round pole.

 Pedestrian Lights

These are identical to the street lights but are designed to illuminate the sidewalks instead of the road.

These are identical to the street lights but are designed to illuminate the sidewalks instead of the road.

Traffic Signals

The signal poles will resemble this assembly.

The signal poles on Hillsborough will resemble this assembly.

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