Waterline Project to Affect Traffic Near Duke

Durham will begin a nine-month Buchanan Boulevard waterline replacement along West Chapel Hill Street and Buchanan Boulevard on Jan. 21

Durham will begin a nine-month Buchanan Boulevard waterline replacement along West Chapel Hill Street and Buchanan Boulevard on Jan. 21

Update, April 19, 2019: 

For the weeks of April 22 and 29, on-street parking and turning lanes will be closed on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and the Durham Freeway.

There will be temporary lane closures on W. Chapel Hill Street intersections between Kent Street and the Durham Freeway. Shepherd Street will also have lane and on-street parking closures between W. Chapel Hill Street and Jackson Street. Flaggers will be used to direct traffic. 

Update, April 11, 2019: 

For the weeks of April 15 and 22, on-street parking and turning lanes will be closed on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and the Durham Freeway. There will also be temporary lane closures on W. Chapel Hill Street intersections between Kent Street and the Durham Freeway. Flaggers will be used to direct traffic. 

Update, April 5, 2019: 

For the weeks of April 8 and 15, on-street parking and turning lanes will be closed on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and the Durham Freeway. There will also be temporary lane closures on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and the Durham Freeway. Flaggers will be used to direct traffic. 

Update, March 28, 2019: 

For the weeks of April 1 and 8, on-street parking and turning lanes will be closed on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and the Durham Freeway. There will also be temporary lane closures on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and Buchanan Boulevard. Flaggers will be used to direct traffic. 

Update, March 14, 2019: 

For the weeks of March 18 and 25, on-street parking and turning lanes will be closed on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and the Durham Freeway. There will also be temporary lane closures on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and Buchanan Boulevard. Flaggers will be used to direct traffic. 

Update, March 8, 2019: 

For the weeks of March 11 and 18, on-street parking and turning lanes will be closed on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and Durham Freeway. There will also be temporary lane closures on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and Buchanan Boulevard. Flaggers will be used to direct traffic. 

Update, Feb. 28, 2019: 

For the weeks of March 4 and 11, on-street parking and turning lanes will be closed on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and Buchanan Boulevard. There will also be temporary lane closures on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and Buchanan Boulevard. Flaggers will be used to direct traffic. 

Update, Feb. 21, 2019: 

For the weeks of Feb. 25 and March 4, on-street parking and turning lanes will be closed on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and Buchanan Boulevard. There will also be temporary lane closures on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and Buchanan Boulevard. Flaggers will be used to direct traffic. 

Update, Feb. 14, 2019: 

For the weeks of Feb. 18 and 25, on-street parking and turning lanes will be closed on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and Buchanan Boulevard. There will also be temporary lane closures on W. Chapel Hill near the intersections with Kent Street and Carroll Street. Flaggers will be used to direct traffic. 

Update, Jan. 31, 2019: 

For the week of Feb. 4, on-street parking and turning lanes will be closed on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and Buchanan Boulevard. There will also be temporary lane closures on W. Chapel Hill Street near Gattis Street. Flaggers will be used to direct traffic. 

For the week of Feb. 11, on-street parking and turning lanes will be closed on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and Buchanan Boulevard.

Update, Jan. 24, 2019: 

For the weeks of Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, on-street parking and turning lanes will be closed on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and Buchanan Boulevard. Be on the notice for traffic control signs, markings and flaggers for lane shifts and traffic control near intersections. 

Update, Jan. 17, 2019: 

For the weeks of Jan. 21 and 28, on-street parking and turning lanes will be closed on W. Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and Buchanan Boulevard.

Original post:

A waterline replacement project by the City of Durham will affect traffic on West Chapel Hill Street and South Buchanan Boulevard over the next nine months. 

Beginning Jan. 21, construction on the waterline begins on West Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and South Buchanan Boulevard. Crews are expected to work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

The work along Chapel Hill Street will continue through March and require the city to close on-street parking on eastbound lanes near the Durham Co-op Market and The Cookery. The center turn lane will also be closed during construction. Traffic will be maintained in both directions. In the event of lane closures, crews will be in place to direct traffic. 

The West Chapel Hill Street phase is part of an overall project by the city’s Department of Water Management to improve existing water infrastructure on Buchanan Boulevard from Peabody to West Chapel Hill, along West Chapel Hill from Kent to William Vickers, and along Shepherd Street from West Chapel Hill to Jackson. 

Crews are expected to start replacing the waterline on South Buchanan Boulevard beginning in April. Work will continue northward on the road and is estimated to reach the area around Smith Warehouse in May or June.     

Access to Maxwell Avenue is expected to remain open during construction on South Buchanan Boulevard. Other updates will be posted here as the start date for this section draws closer. 

Additional information about the waterline replacement project is available on the City of Durham website. The project is expected to be completed by July 2019. 

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The proposed timeline for the waterline project.