2013 Angier-Driver Commercial Area Streetscape
- Michael M. Hughes, PE Public Works
Phone: 919-560-4326, ext. 30266
- Chris Dickey, OEWD
Phone: 919-560-4965, ext. 15204
This streetscape program is designed to promote economic revitalization and improve the quality of life for residents and visitors, consider historic tradition of business enterprises and community needs, and to enhance the visual appeal of the Angier/Driver commercial corridor in Northeast Central Durham. Residents, businesses, developers and other stakeholders have participated in this process through open meetings.
Community input has assisted in designing the Angier/Driver commercial corridor, which matches the community’s unique infrastructure, aesthetics, and functionality. The City of Durham’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development partnered with Public Works Department in the design and management of the project. E.G.&G., Inc., a landscape architecture, planning, and engineering firm ,was selected as the designer for this project. Economic revitalization and an improved quality of life for both residents and visitors are the basis for this project.
Project Parameters in the Street Right of Way
- Catch basins and drainage inlets per BMP standards
- Concrete crosswalks with provisions for decorative paving patterns
- Concrete curbs, gutters and drive aprons
- Concrete sidewalks with provisions for decorative brick paving and "bulb-outs"
- Consolidation of overhead utility wires on new high poles
- Decorative historic-style street lighting
- Handicap accessibility ramps per Americans With Disabilities Act standards
- Landscaping and furnishing in "bulb-outs"
- Street milling, resurfacing and striping
During community meetings many suggestions were made by local residents, businesses, developers and other stakeholders to improve the walkability or visual appeal of the corridor. Many of these suggestions were incorporated into the design process. Due to budgetary constraints, not all of these suggestions could not be incorporated in the design process.
The design was completed and the project was bid in late 2011; however, the bid from the contractors who met the requirements exceeded available funding. As a result, the project is being scaled back and is now being re-bid.
- Bid Advertise: November 19, 2012
- Pre-Bid Meeting: November 27, 2012
- Bid Opening: December 19, 2012
- Begin Construction: April 1, 2013
- Construction Complete: October 15, 2014