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Project Updates: Lakewood Avenue Sewer Replacement

Posted on: October 16, 2023

Project Update | October 16, 2023

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Lakewood Avenue Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project Construction Look Ahead – Upcoming Road Closure

October 16, 2023

The City appreciates your ongoing patience with the work along the busy corridors associated with this project.  Additional information regarding this project can be found at: https://www.durhamnc.gov/3976/Lakewood-Avenue-Sewer-Replacement-Projec.

Roxboro Street will have continued lane closures between Hillside Ave and Morehead Ave for approximately 4 to 5 months to accommodate sanitary sewer and waterline installations.  

Lakewood Avenue will be closed with detours between Mangum Street and Roxboro Street for approximately 2 to 3 months to accommodate sanitary sewer and waterline installations.

Additional information about the work and planned impacts are described below.

Planned Road / Lane Closures will occur as follows:

  • Week of 10/16: 
    • Lane closures and shifts along University Drive / Lakewood Avenue near the Duke Street intersection and W Lakewood Ave intersections.
    • Road closure in Lakewood Avenue between Mangum Street and Roxboro Street.
    • Lane shifts in Roxboro Street between Hillside Avenue and Morehead Avenue.
  • Week of 10/23: 
    • Lane closures and shifts along University Drive / Lakewood Avenue near the Duke Street intersection and W Lakewood Ave intersections.
    • Road closure in Lakewood Avenue between Mangum Street and Roxboro Street.
    • Lane shifts in Roxboro Street between Hillside Avenue and Morehead Avenue.
  • Future Week(s): 
    • Lane closures and shifts along University Drive / Lakewood Avenue near the Duke Street intersection and W Lakewood Ave intersections.
    • The Lakewood Avenue road closure is anticipated to remain in place for approximately 2-3 months.
    • The Roxboro Street lane shifts are anticipated to remain in place for approximately 4-5 months.

Bicycle Lane and Sidewalk impacts will occur as follows:

  • Portions of the sidewalk along University Drive near the Duke Street and W Lakewood Ave intersections will have temporary closures.
  • Portions of the sidewalk near work areas along Lakewood Ave and Roxboro Street will have temporary closures.

Saturday and Sunday – October 14-15, 2023:

  • A sanitary sewer bypass will be used to accommodate sewer installation.  
    • Pumps and piping with on-site observation will be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
    • Noise levels in accordance with the City noise ordinance are anticipated.  

Week of October 16, 2023:

  • Lane closures and shifts along University Drive / Lakewood Avenue near the Duke Street intersection and W Lakewood Ave intersections will be in place to accommodate abandonments and pavement restoration.
    • Traffic control signs and markings will be used for the lane closures and shifts.
    • Varying lane shifts or flaggers will be utilized for traffic control near active work areas.
    • Pavement along University Drive / Lakewood Avenue will be rough and uneven as final pavement repairs are being completed.
    • Sanitary sewer installations will and continue along a cross country corridor outside of Lakewood Ave.
    • Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during daytime work hours.
    • Planned work hours are 7 AM to 7 PM.
    • No water or sewer service disruptions are anticipated.
    • A sanitary sewer bypass will be used to accommodate this phase of sewer installation.  Pumps and piping with on-site observation will be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  • Lakewood Avenue will be closed between Mangum St and Roxboro St to accommodate sanitary sewer and waterline installation.
    • Traffic control signs and markings will be used a detour of traffic along Lakewood Avenue.  
    • Northbound traffic will be detoured using Blackwell St, Morehead Ave, and the Mangum Roxboro Connector.
    • Southbound traffic will be detoured using Roxboro St, Jackie Robinson Dr, and Mangum St.
    • Sidewalk traffic will be disrupted in this area.
    • Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
    • Planned work hours are 7 AM to 7 PM.
    • No water or sewer service disruptions are anticipated.
  • Roxboro Street lane shifts will be implemented between Hillside Ave and Morehead Ave to accommodate sanitary sewer and waterline installation.
    • Traffic control signs and markings will be used for the lane closures and shifts.  Northbound Roxboro St traffic will be maintained.
    • Temporary pavement markings will be installed to shift traffic lanes along Roxboro St.
    • Sidewalk traffic will be disrupted in this area.
    • Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
    • Planned work hours are 7 AM to 7 PM.
    • No water or sewer service disruptions are anticipated. 

Saturday and Sunday – October 21-22, 2023:

  • A sanitary sewer bypass will be used to accommodate sewer installation.  
    • Pumps and piping with on-site observation will be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
    • Noise levels in accordance with the City noise ordinance are anticipated.

Week of October 23, 2023:

  • Lane closures and shifts along University Drive / Lakewood Avenue near the Duke Street intersection and W Lakewood Ave intersections will be in place to accommodate abandonments and pavement restoration.
    • Traffic control signs and markings will be used for the lane closures and shifts.
    • Varying lane shifts or flaggers will be utilized for traffic control near active work areas.
    • Pavement along University Drive / Lakewood Avenue will be rough and uneven as final pavement repairs are being completed.
    • Sanitary sewer installations will and continue along a cross country corridor outside of Lakewood Ave.
    • Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during daytime work hours.
    • Planned work hours are 7 AM to 7 PM.
    • No water or sewer service disruptions are anticipated.
    • A sanitary sewer bypass will be used to accommodate this phase of sewer installation.  Pumps and piping with on-site observation will be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  • Lakewood Avenue will be closed between Mangum St and Roxboro St to accommodate sanitary sewer and waterline installation.
    • Traffic control signs and markings will be used a detour of traffic along Lakewood Avenue.  
    • Northbound traffic will be detoured using Blackwell St, Morehead Ave, and the Mangum Roxboro Connector.
    • Southbound traffic will be detoured using Roxboro St, Jackie Robinson Dr, and Mangum St.
    • Sidewalk traffic will be disrupted in this area.
    • Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
    • Planned work hours are 7 AM to 7 PM.
    • No water or sewer service disruptions are anticipated.
  • Roxboro Street lane shifts will be implemented between Hillside Ave and Morehead Ave to accommodate sanitary sewer and waterline installation.
    • Traffic control signs and markings will be used for the lane closures and shifts.  Northbound Roxboro St traffic will be maintained.
    • Temporary pavement markings will be installed to shift traffic lanes along Roxboro St.
    • Sidewalk traffic will be disrupted in this area.
    • Noise levels in excess of the current City noise ordinance are anticipated during work hours.
    • Planned work hours are 7 AM to 7 PM.
    • No water or sewer service disruptions are anticipated. 

Saturday and Sunday – October 28-29, 2023:

  • A sanitary sewer bypass will be used to accommodate sewer installation.  
    • Pumps and piping with on-site observation will be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
    • Noise levels in accordance with the City noise ordinance are anticipated.  

Projected Future Work (pending progress and weather):

  • Lane closures and shifts along University Drive / Lakewood Avenue near the Duke Street intersection and W Lakewood Ave intersections will remain in place to accommodate sanitary sewer installation.
  • Lakewood Avenue will remain closed for approximately 2 to 3 months between Mangum St and Roxboro St to accommodate sanitary sewer and waterline installation.  
    • Additional closures of Lakewood Avenue between Duke Street and Mangum Street will be required in coming months.  Further details about this phase of work will be provided in the future.
  • Roxboro Street lane shifts will remain in place for 4 to 5 months to accommodate sanitary sewer and waterline installation.  

If you have questions, please email [email protected].

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