On Monday, April 18, contractors began work on the Streetscape Project on North Front Street in between Chestnut and Grace streets.
Here are five things you need to know about the project:
The first work sequence will require road closures for ½ of the intersection at Grace Street and the entire 200 block of Front Street between Chestnut Street and Grace Street. The first sequence is expected to last approximately two weeks and will allow vehicles traveling south on Front Street or east on Grace Street to get through the intersection (see map below).
Pedestrians will be able to walk freely in-between the 200 and 300 blocks of North Front Street during the duration of the project.
Sidewalks in the work zone will stay open and allow pedestrians access to businesses during the project.
WHEN WILL IT FINISH?
Contractors are expected to take about five months to complete the project, with work slated to wrap up sometime in September.
A FAMILIAR LOOK
When completed, this section of North Front Street will resemble the other streetscaping projects in downtown Wilmington, especially Front Street between Market and Chestnut streets which was completed in 2010. This $3.5 million project is among the voter-approved Transportation Bond Projects and is jointly funded with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.