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Project Updates: Lakewood Avenue Sewer Replacement

Posted on: November 2, 2023

Lakewood Avenue Road Closure Update for Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project

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Lakewood Avenue Closure Update for Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project

Beginning the week of November 6, 2023, Lakewood Avenue will be closed to through traffic from S. Duke Street to Blackwell Street. This closure is anticipated to last 2-3 months. This closure is for construction activities related to the installation of sanitary sewer and waterlines as part of the Lakewood Avenue Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project. Northbound traffic (red route on map) on Lakewood Avenue will use S. Duke Street to Morehead Avenue to S. Roxboro Street for a detour. Southbound traffic (yellow route on map) will use Jackie Robinson Drive to Blackwell Street to Morehead Avenue to Vickers Avenue. See route map below. 

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What to expect in the construction area:

  • Traffic control signs and markings will be used to detour traffic away from this section of Lakewood Avenue.  
  • Northbound traffic will be detoured using S. Duke Street to Morehead Avenue to S. Roxboro Street.
  • Southbound traffic will be detoured using Jackie Robinson Drive to Blackwell Street to Morehead Avenue to Vickers Avenue.
  • Sidewalk traffic will be disrupted along this section of Lakewood Avenue.
  • 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.

This closure is in addition to the Lakewood Avenue road closure between Mangum and Roxboro streets. That closure began the week of September 11, 2023 and will continue for approximately 2-3 months. This closure is for construction activities to install sanitary sewer and waterlines as part of this project. See detour route above for details. 

What to expect in the construction area:

  • Traffic control signs and markings will be used to detour traffic away from this section of 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.
  • Access to the Springhill Suites entrance on Lakewood Avenue will be impacted; access to the hotel via S. Mangum Street will remain.

Commuters and pedestrians are asked to plan accordingly. Additional information about upcoming work and planned impacts are described below.

Week of November 6, 2023:

  • Lakewood Avenue will be closed between Duke St and Blackwell St to accommodate sanitary sewer installation.
    • Traffic control signs and markings will be used a detour of traffic along Lakewood Avenue.  
    • Northbound traffic will be detoured using Duke St, Morehead Ave, and the Mangum Roxboro Connector.
    • Southbound traffic will be detoured using Roxboro St, Jackie Robinson Dr, Blackwell St, Morehead Ave, and Vickers Ave.
    • 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. 
    • 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 Duke St, Morehead Ave, and the Mangum Roxboro Connector.
    • Southbound traffic will be detoured using Roxboro St, Jackie Robinson Dr, Blackwell St, Morehead Ave, and Vickers Ave.
    • 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 – November 11-12, 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):

  • Lakewood Avenue between Duke St and Blackwell St will remain closed for approximately 1 to 2 months to accommodate sanitary sewer installation.
  • Lakewood Avenue between Mangum St and Roxboro St will remain closed for approximately 2 to 3 months to accommodate sanitary sewer and waterline installation.  
    • Additional closures of Lakewood Avenue between Blackwell 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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