Elm Street Project
The Elm Street Project:
As the City of High Point prepares for new downtown development, portions of N. Elm Street between Gatewood Avenue and English Road will be closed beginning Monday, September 10 through February 2019 while underground utility improvements are made.
Construction is anticipated to begin on Monday, September 10. Further information about detour routes will be provided soon, and directional signage will be in place.
On Monday, September 10, construction will begin on N. Elm Street, which will be closed to through traffic from Church to Westwood Avenues. Detour signage will be used to assist drivers attempting to navigate to the local businesses in the area.
The current detour route will be in place utilizing Church Avenue, N. Main Street, Westwood Avenue and Lindsay Street to bypass the road closure (see map above). Crews will be working on this portion of the project until late fall 2018.
Throughout the project, access to all businesses will be maintained.
Road closure at Gatewood was installed as submitted. Crews have begun to prep the area for the impending Hurricane Florence and its effects. Traffic control measures will stay the same for the upcoming week.
Surveyors will be on site to re-stake the area while crews continue potholing, milling and cutting asphalt. There will be no changes to traffic control measures this week.
The contractors began milling out a waterline and laid 11 linear feet of 42" storm drain. They will begin installing 24" reinforced concrete pipe this week and continue next week.
Contractors installed 27 linear feet of 18" reinforced concrete pipe and set the catch basin. They also tied in the existing 12" pipe to the catch basin. They will continue to lay more pipe through next week, and no changes will be made to the current road closures.
The construction company will be opening Gatewood and Elm streets intersections today. The Church and Elm street intersection will be closed tomorrow morning, December 6. Please follow all detour and wayfinding signage provided.
In the past week, crews were able to work on storm sewer runs and the 6" water service before preparing for winter weather and cleaning the site after the snowfall. Next week they will finish the storm sewer runs and install storm drain and sewer through Church Avenue toward English Road. They will also install a water line to English Road. The Church Street intersection has been closed.
Over the past week, electric crews have completed installation of the vault closest to Davis/Goldberg Orthodontics office. They were able to pour the concrete for the ductbank and run all necessary conduits across Elm Street to a switch. Later this week, crews will attempt to finish the small box bank installation on the corner of Gatewood and Elm, and will move past the Orthodontics office driveway on Friday and Saturday, weather permitting. By mid next week, crews would like to continue to construct the ductbank and move closer to Church Street. They will then continue to move south of the Gatewood and Elm intersection towards Church Street as long as not hampered by snow.
Next week, crews will continue installing storm, waterline and sewer toward English, and Electric will begin pulling cable into those installed vaults and placing light pole bases down Gatewood. The Church Street intersection will remain closed.