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BCR's Daily Fishwrap Report for March 30, 2009

Main St. to be detoured from Duke to Ramseur for 45 days due to streetscape work

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....

The contractor will maintain traffic throughout construction when it can be safely maintained; however at times traffic will have to be detoured. When the contractor is installing the underground power vaults, the traffic will have to be switched to local traffic only or detoured for a period of time, due to the size and location of the vaults.


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.

Comments

Phil

Your headline made me think you were talking about "Main Street", the movie. But maybe that's just because I applied to be an extra.

Love BCR

City press release was issued on March 20.

http://www.durhamnc.gov/news/NewsDisplay.cfm?vNewsID=1739

Seth Vidal

I'll be happy if they repave this section, too. From gregson to the downtown loop is possibly some of the bumpiest road I've ever ridden on. Riding on two little wheels really makes you feel the need to dodge things. :)

jasmine torres

From Gregson to the downtown loop is possibly some of the bumpiest roads I've ever ridden on. thank you for sharing this post.

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