The City of Durham’s Department of Water Management will begin construction activities for the Academy Road Waterline Extension project on Monday, May 17.
The project will install 1,800 linear feet of new waterlines on Academy Road from Duke University Boulevard to Cranford Road to increase system reliability and water pressure in the area. Substantial completion on the project is anticipated in early August 2021, prior to the start of fall classes and athletic events at Duke University. This project is anticipated to cost $890,000 and take approximately six months to fully complete.
Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times throughout the project; however, there will be lane closures and delays at various times during construction. Travelers/commuters are encouraged to pay careful attention to construction signage in the project area and plan accordingly.
No construction will occur on private property, but there will be pedestrian, traffic, and noise impacts. The bike path along Academy Road will also be detoured during construction. The City’s contractor, JF Wilkerson, is required to keep access open to residences and businesses at all times. On-street parking, bicycle, and pedestrian access may be obstructed at times due to work or traffic detours.
For project updates and more information, visit the project webpage.
About the Department of Water Management
The Department of Water Management is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Durham's water supply, water treatment and water reclamation (wastewater treatment) facilities, the collection and distribution systems (including meter reading), and customer billing services. The department has a wide variety of support divisions and programs to maintain the existing infrastructure that provide these integral services, and strives to be a responsible steward of the City’s physical assets. For information, follow the department at Durham Saves Water on Facebook, and @DurhamWater on Twitter.