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.
Next week, Garney crews will continue installing storm pipe, waterline and sewer toward English and storm in the Church intersection. Electric will continue pulling cable in installed vaults and place additional light pole bases down Gatewood.
The past week, crews continued to install storm drains, water lines and sewer toward English Road. They have flushed and tested water lines in preparation to make the necessary tie-ins. Next week they will continue installing storm pipe, water lines, and sewer toward English and in the Church Street intersection. They will begin replacing services and continue to make the necessary tie-ins. High Point Electric will continue to pull the cable through the installed vaults on Elm St. They will also be placing additional light pole bases down Gatewood, but should not directly impact Elm Street.
Crews have continued to install storm and sewer toward English Road. They passed chlorination testing on the waterline and have replaced all water services. City Electric crews finished pulling in cable and energizing wire to the Automatic Transfer switch for BB&T Point stadium last week. Their actual duct bank construction will resume in the coming week and will hopefully be to the Church intersection by next week. Garney contractors will continue installing storm pipe and sewer toward English Road next week as well as installing storm pipe in the Church Avenue intersection and make water tie-ins.
This week, contractors continued to install storm and sewer towards English Road, and storm pipe in the Church Street intersection. They installed 4" and 6" services from the First Baptist Youth Center to the existing manhole, and they finished the tie-in to the 12" waterline at Elm and English. Next week, Electric crews will be working on installing ductbank, and contractors will continue installing storm pipe and sewer toward English Road. They'll finish installing storm pipe in the Church Avenue intersection, dig out to pave and pave what area is available.
This week, contractors have continued to install storm and sewer toward English Road. They finished storm pipe in the Church Avenue intersection, and installed the base asphalt and milled out to pave the surface. They'll continue installing storm pipe and sewer toward English, and also finish paving through the Church intersection as weather allows. Electric crews installed two electric vaults last week on the limits of the project. Other cabling and terminations were made as crews tied up loose ends as they work toward English Road. Once contractors are done in the Church intersection, Electric crews will be able to come behind them and finish the ductbank through Church. Electric work in inclement weather will be done under lane closure so that they crews do not fall behind schedule.
Contractor crews have continued to install storm and sewer lines toward English Road, while working on asphalt and concrete installation. The storm sewer is complete, and the sewer line to English Road will also be finished this week. Garney crews will then finish testing the sewer lines as well as paving through the Church intersection, weather permitting. They'll continue working on the remainder of paving, curb and sidewalk, also weather dependent. Electric crews have completed the concrete work on the ductbank up to the Church intersection and are now patching asphalt over it. They've finished all of the hand holes and pull boxes up to the north side of the intersection, and will begin working in the intersection with the ductbank construction next week.
Contractors have completed the remaining pipe for the project and finished paving the Church Avenue intersection. They began testing the sewer, and the DOT portion of the project in English Road was completed and paved. Electric crews installed multiple 7x7 vaults in Church Avenue, and have continued to install ductbank in the intersection. Due to the junction of utilities there, there are around 30 conduits in the area. For the remainder of the week and into next week, Garney crews will finish testing the sewer, finish paving and concrete work, and work on moving material out of the lot. Electric will be through the Elm and Church intersection and continue heading towards English Road. The Church intersection will open once traffic signals have been installed.