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Hillsborough Street construction begins again in June

MAY 22, 2016

By mid-June, Hillsborough Street will once again become a construction zone as crews overhaul another section of the artery north of N.C. State University, picking up where they left off in 2010.

Officials say it will take about 18 months and $18.7 million to slim the road to two lanes, bury power lines, replace sewer mains and add three traffic circles in the corridor running between Gardner and Shepherd streets.

“It’s going to be much more pedestrian-friendly, bike-friendly, safe, and with the addition of these roundabouts, it’s going to allow the area to have smooth, steady traffic flow,” said Chris Johnson, design and construction manager for Raleigh’s Public Works Department.


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