Night Work Scheduled for Mon, Oct. 24 into Thurs, Oct. 27.
Street milling, utility adjustments, patching and resurfacing of Rosemary Street from Henderson Street to North Merritt Mill Road will begin in the evening Monday, Oct. 24, and is scheduled to conclude Dec. 1, weather permitting.
Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the project. Signs will be in place to alert people who drive of the road conditions (rough road) and traffic patterns (lane shifts), and flaggers will provide direction where necessary; people who drive should expect delays. Sidewalks will remain open during the project; the Town encourages people who walk, bike, and roll to use caution in the construction zone.
Night work (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) will take place Monday, Oct. 24 through the morning of Thursday, Oct. 27. This work will consist of milling the existing roadway. On Monday night the eastbound lane and part of the center lane will be milled beginning at the Carrboro Town limit traveling east. On Tuesday night the westbound lane and part of the center lane will be milled beginning at Henderson Street traveling west. On Wednesday night the remaining section of the center lane will be milled.
The contractor has indicated that the majority of the remaining work will occur from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Some additional night work may be necessary, including from Henderson Street through the intersection of Rosemary and North Columbia streets. Due to the busy nature of this section of road, overnight work may be necessary. Timing of night work will be updated on the Town’s website at townofchapelhill.org/roadwork and on the Town’s social media. The contract allows work at any time (including nighttime) with the stipulation that no work occur on Sundays, Halloween, holidays, and UNC home football and men’s basketball games.
Chapel Hill Transit will detour the weekday and Saturday CW route (Columbia Street to Carrboro via Rosemary Street) to Franklin Street. The A and Saturday JN will follow regular routes during this project.
On-street parking spaces and bike lanes will not be available at times during this project, including a few spaces on Henderson Street. Upon completion, temporary paint will be reinstalled for existing bike lanes, and Town staff will join with stakeholders to conduct a holistic study of the downtown street network.
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The Rosemary Street Improvement Project -- funded with $1.6 million in street and sidewalk voter-approved bonds -- widens sidewalks; improves sidewalk ramps so they meet ADA standards; installs new pedestrian level light fixtures with LED lights; replaces curb and gutter sections and driveway ramps; and repaves the street.
For more information on this project, please visit the Rosemary Street section of www.townofchapelhill.org/roadwork.
The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is working to bring together the resources of the Town, University and downtown community to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. www.downtownchapelhill.com