For Immediate Release
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Public Contact: City Engineering, 910 938-5249
Media Contact: Deanna Young, 910 938-6500
Work in preparation for the eventual paving of Hargett Street by the NC Department of Transportation is in its final phase. The work involves a City Contractor replacing water and sewer services that will be eventually covered by the new paving. The final phase will require almost complete closure of Hargett Street from Bell Fork Road to York Street.
Residents can get to their homes from the barricade at York Street. The closure will be complete at Bell Fork Road and Hargett Street and no local traffic will be allowed at that intersection.
This is the final phase of the work by the City on the street. Work began at Hargett and Lejeune Boulevard and is expected to be finished by the end of October.
Travelers through the area should select another route other than Hargett Street as significant delays can be expected through the area under work.
The Jacksonville City Council approved the project which will replace about 7,200 feet of waterlines under Hargett Street and sewer lines that are currently under the roadbed. To avoid cuts in the new pavement in the future, the City will install taps to sewer and water lines in areas that are expected to have development and to help prepare for the future.
The work area will have temporary paving after the work is done as NC DOT has scheduled the total repaving of Hargett Street for March 2014.
Also part of the work on Hargett Street will be a new wider entrance to Enouch Lane.