Hillsborough Street Roundabouts


From News14 Carolina: Crews ahead of schedule on Hillsborough St. roundabouts by NCSITE_Todd
January 11, 2010, 11:43 am
Filed under: News

http://news14.com/charlotte-news-104-content/620310/crews-ahead-of-schedule-on-hillsborough-st–roundabouts

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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:

  • Slow down as you approach and travel through the roundabout.
  • Yield to traffic already in the roundabout.  That means you may have to stop and wait for a gap in traffic before entering the roundabout. 
  • Give large vehicles extra space as they maneuver through the intersection.
  • Signal your exit so those behind you and at upcoming entrances know when you are exiting.

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:



Hillsborough Street Construction Activities: Weeks of Dec. 14 – Jan. 1 by NCSITE_Todd
December 17, 2009, 7:07 pm
Filed under: Construction
 
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
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 UPDATE
Vehicles:
 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.

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



Hillsborough Street Construction Activities: Weeks of Nov. 30 – Dec. 13 by NCSITE_Todd
December 3, 2009, 9:53 am
Filed under: Construction
 
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
During the weeks of November 30 – December 13, construction crews will be conducting the following activities:
  • 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);
  • Installation of storm drainage systems on the north side of Hillsborough Street near Logan Court;
  • Installation of utility duct bank  and electrical service manholes across Hillsborough Street at Horne Street and along Horne Street;
  • Installation of curb and gutter on Enterprise Street approach to Hillsborough Street;
  • Installation of conduit systems on the north side of Hillsborough Street between Logan Court and Chamberlain Street (2300 block);
  • Work to complete sewer service on Horne Street (starting Wednesday 12/2);
  • 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);
  • 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; and
  • Grading and preparation of various sites for future construction activities.

Crews will be working this weekend on Saturday December 5, conducting the following activities:

  • 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);
  • Work to complete sewer service on Horne Street and on Oberlin Road; and,
  • Installation of utility duct bank across Hillsborough Street at Horne Street.

TRAFFIC UPDATE
Vehicles:
 Traffic delays on Hillsborough Street are expected between Oberlin Road and Horne Street.

The Oberlin Road parking lot for Red Hot + Blue, Player’s Retreat, and Sam & Bill’s remains open for customers.

Pedestrians:  New crosswalks and campus entrances have been near Frazier’s Bistro, Horne Street, and the Alley (formerly Western Lanes).

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.

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



Hillsborough Street Construction Activities: Week of Nov. 23-27 by NCSITE_Todd
November 23, 2009, 2:57 pm
Filed under: Construction
Please excuse our absence, but our contractors have been so busy working on Hillsborough Street, they haven’t had time to update us on their status.
 
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
During the week of November 23-27, construction crews will be conducting the following activities:
  • Installation of sewer and water lines and storm drainage systems on the south side of Hillsborough Street starting at Horne Street and heading west to Gardner Street (2500-2600 blocks);
  • Installation of curb and gutter, brick sidewalk pavers, and paving on the south side of Hillsborough Street  from Chamberlain Drive heading west towards Pogue Street (2400-2500 blocks);
  • Installation of curb and gutter and brick sidewalk pavers on the north side of Hillsborough Street from Enterprise Street heading east towards Maiden Lane and Pullen Road (1900-2000 blocks);
  • Installation of temporary street lights;
  • Installation of curb and gutter and paving on Oberlin Road between Hillsborough Street and Pullen Road extension; and
  • Grading and preparation of various sites for future construction activities.

No weekend or night work is scheduled, and construction crews will be off on Thursday to celebrate the Thansgiving holiday.

TRAFFIC UPDATE
Vehicles:
 Traffic delays on Hillsborough Street are expected between Oberlin Road and Enterprise Street.

The Oberlin Road parking lot for Red Hot + Blue, Player’s Retreat, and Sam & Bill’s remains open for customers.  Groveland Avenue will be closed temporarily as construction activities on Oberlin Road are finished up.

Pedestrians:  New crosswalks and campus entrances have been near Frazier’s Bistro, Horne Street, and the Alley (formerly Western Lanes).

Pedestrians and customers can still access Oberlin Road businesses during the construction process.

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.

EVENTS UPDATE
No event updates



Hillsborough Street Construction Activities: Weeks of Nov. 2-6 by NCSITE_Todd
October 30, 2009, 3:53 pm
Filed under: Construction, Events
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
During the weeks of November 2-6, construction crews will be conducting the following activities:
  • Installation of sewer and water lines on the south side of Hillsborough Street starting at Horne Street and heading west to Pogue Street (2500 block);
  • Installation of  the utility duct bank  and storm drainage systems on the south side of Hillsborough Street starting at Chamberlain Street and heading west towards Horne and Pogue Streets (2400-2500 blocks);
  • Installation of curb and gutter, brick sidewalk pavers, and paving on the south side of Hillsborough Street from Logan heading west towards Horne Street (2300-2400 blocks);
  • Installation of temporary street lights;
  • Final utility installation and grading on Oberlin Road between Hillsborough Street and Pullen Road extension;
  • Installation of curb and gutter and paving on Oberlin Road between Hillsborough Street and Pullen Road extension (mid-week);
  • Grading and preparation of various sites for future construction activities.

Construction crews will be conducting the following night-time construction activities:

  • Installation of sewer lines and service crossing Hillsborough Street from the south side to businesses.

No weekend work is scheduled.

TRAFFIC UPDATE
Vehicles:
 Traffic delays on Hillsborough Street are expected between Oberlin Road and Enterprise Street.

Pedestrians:  Due to construction activities to install the brick sidewalk pavers, the Hillsborough Street entrances to Tompkins Hall and Winston Hall will be closed periodically to safely facilitate project work.

New crosswalks have been added between Logan and Gardner Streets.

EVENTS UPDATE
Saturday October 31: 
The Hillsborough Street Partnership and Hillsborough Street Services Corporation will be holding a celebratory lunch and workshop from 12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m. commemorating the 10th anniversary of the “Creating a New Vision for Hillsborough Street” charrette held in 1999.

Halloween goers will be taking part in the Haunted Hillsborough Hike Saturday night.  Barricades will be placed between the sidewalks and the road.  Please be careful to watch for pedestrians and PLEASE don’t drink and drive!!!

Sunday November 1: Hillsborough Street from Blue Ridge Road to the Bell Tower will be closed Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the annual City of Oaks Marathon.



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.