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Project Updates: Lakewood Avenue Sewer Replacement

Posted on: November 27, 2023

Project Update | November 27, 2023

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

November 27, 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-Project.

Lakewood Avenue will be closed with detours between Duke Street and Blackwell Street, and between Mangum Street and Roxboro Street to accommodate sanitary sewer and waterline installations.  In mid-December, Lakewood Ave between Duke Street and Blackwell Street is anticipated to re-open while the closure area shifts to Lakewood Avenue between Blackwell Street and Mangum Street.

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.  

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

Planned Road / Lane Closures will occur as follows:

  • Week of 11/27: 
    • Road closure in Lakewood Avenue between Duke Street and Blackwell Street, and between Mangum Street and Roxboro Street.
    • Lane shifts in Roxboro Street between Hillside Avenue and Morehead Avenue.
  • Week of 12/4: 
    • Varying road closure in Lakewood Avenue between Duke Street and Blackwell Street, Blackwell Street and Mangum Street, and between Mangum Street and Roxboro Street.
    • Lane shifts in Roxboro Street between Hillside Avenue and Morehead Avenue.
  • Future Week(s): 
    • Road closure in Lakewood Avenue between Blackwell Street and Roxboro Street.
    • 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 Lakewood Ave between Duke Street and Blackwell Street will have temporary closures.
  • Portions of the sidewalk near work areas along Lakewood Ave and Roxboro Street will have temporary closures.

Week of November 27, 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. 
  • 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 – December 2-3, 2023:

  • No work is planned.

Week of December 4, 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. 
  • Late this week or during the following week, the current Lakewood Avenue closure between Duke St and Blackwell St will shift to between Blackwell St and Mangum St to accommodate sanitary sewer and waterline installation.
    • Lakewood Avenue between Duke Street and Blackwell Street will re-open to traffic.
    • 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 Blackwell 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. 
  • 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 – December 9-10, 2023:

  • No work is planned.

Projected Future Work (pending progress and weather):

  • Lakewood Avenue between Duke St and Blackwell St is anticipated to re-open to traffic in mid-December.
  • Lakewood Avenue between Blackwell St and Mangum St will remain closed for approximately 1 to 2 months to accommodate sanitary sewer and waterline 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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