Durhamite friends, did you miss that feeling of road construction we had downtown a couple of years back? That feeling that everything could be new and revitalized again, if only we dug up the asphalt and shunted everybody around onto different streets for a while?
Then take heart: it's back!
We haven't seen a press release on it -- so it's possible the schedule has slipped -- but according to the City's project page for the West Village streetscape effort:
Main Street between Ramseur and Duke streets will be detoured to through traffic starting Monday, March 30 for 45 days. Local traffic only will be maintained. The closing is needed to allow the contractor to install the underground vaults for the new power infrastructure....
Lousy timing for West End Wine Bar, which is set to open sometime in early April at last report -- though local traffic will always be allowed through, here's hoping this new addition to downtown avoids the headaches that plagued some of the businesses in the City Center district while street rehab work was underway there in '06-'07.