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Charlotte Water Work Causes Street Closures

by | Jun 26, 2018 | News, Town Information

There will be more impacts and over the next few weeks from the new water line in south street being constructed by a contractor for Charlotte Water.  Detours are in place impacting normal traffic flow.  Below is a short summary of the work in progress:

The contractor is now working in South Street.  In accordance with their Contract, they must complete the work on South Street between the Cornelius / Davidson Town Limits and Spring Street while Davidson Elementary School is on summer break.  They currently have a crew working at the southern end of that section using a flagged lane closure plan.

Starting next week they plan to also starting working at the intersection of Spring Street and South Street.  The work in this location is fairly extensive and the work area is limited.  For constructability and safety reasons, they will be utilizing the Detour and Road Closure provisions in the Contract.  Here is a summary of the proposed traffic plans:

•             On Monday, June 25, they began working on the South Street / Spring Street intersection.  For their work during the day, they will set up barricades and detour signage to prevent through traffic.  Only local traffic and passage by emergency vehicles will be permitted.  At night or when they are not working, they will either safely backfill the excavations or use traffic rated steel plates to open the intersection to through traffic.  They estimate work in this intersection will take 5 working days.

•             As they work in South Street away from the intersection they plan to close whichever block they are working in (i.e, between Spring Street and Mimosa or between Spring Street and Goodrum Street) to through traffic during the week (Monday through Friday).  At the end of the day on Friday, they will move their equipment and materials to allow for two-way traffic during the weekends.

At all times, access to residents in this area and access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

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