North Carolina Construction News staff writer
The second phase of the Front Street Improvement Project starts this week. Crews will begin demolition in the 300 block of Front Street (between Grace and Walnut Streets) on Wednesday Sept. 21, will pave the Grace Street intersection on Thursday, and plan to re-open Grace Street to traffic on Friday, Sept. 23.
In the 200 block (between Chestnut and Grace Streets) the installation of underground water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure is complete and crews are currently removing old and pouring new sidewalks, laying brick pavers and installing streetscape elements such as benches and lighting.
Work in this block is scheduled for substantial completion by Oct. 7 and will re-open to full vehicle access shortly after.
The entire $3.5 million, two-block improvement project is slated for completion in November.