West Main Street Goes To Two Lanes Starting Feb. 13

Traffic during city waterline project to go to one lane in each direction between Rutherford and West Peabody streets

Beginning Feb. 13, the city of Durham will start replacing
century-old waterlines on West Main Street between Rutherford and West Peabody
streets.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction, but West
Main Street will remain accessible to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians
throughout the waterline replacement project.

Motorists should allow for extra travel time and use caution
when traveling through the project area, which includes the segment of West
Main Street that runs along East Campus.

The
entire waterline replacement project is expected to be complete by September.

The
waterline
project will make way for a second project to begin late this summer by the
North Carolina State Department of Transportation (NCDOT) - the Main Street
Bridge Replacement Project. NCDOT will demolish and rebuild the Campus Drive bridge adjacent
to Duke's East Campus. This work will require a full closure of West Main
Street between Broad Street and Buchanan Boulevard. Traffic detour information and
project details will be provided as this project nears.

For
maps and more information about the city's waterline replacement project, please visit the city's
web page.