City of Concord to convert intersection to innovative mini roundabout teardrop

City of Concord to convert intersection to innovative mini roundabout teardrop
Construction will result in the closure of the intersection for approximately six months, weather dependent. (Source: City of Concord)

CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - From the City of Concord: On Thursday, September 10th, the City of Concord City Council approved the negotiation and execution of a contract with Performance Managed Construction, LLC, to construct the Spring and Chestnut Roundabout. Weather dependent, construction will begin November 9th, 2020, with finalizations occurring approximately six months following.

The intersection of Spring St., Chestnut Dr., and Broad St. in Concord will have a new design proven to be more cost-effective and safer than comparative intersection designs. Beginning November 9th, Performance Managed Construction, LLC will begin converting the heavily traveled intersection into a Mini Roundabout Teardrop.

Along with providing a safer route of transportation by reducing the risk of fatality incidents by more than 90%, this Mini Roundabout Teardrop will allow the City’s Transportation Department to continue their efforts to maintain infrastructure more effectively and efficiently.

While under construction, the City of Concord Water Department will replace the water main, including installing a new water main and associated lateral lines and devices. Additional construction will include removing the existing pavement, curb, gutter, and sidewalk, allowing for the rebuilding of the road base, new curbing, guttering, and sidewalks.

Construction will result in the closure of the intersection for approximately six months, weather dependent. Detour routes will be established with clear signage, allowing all residents to make access to their homes. Motorists traveling to Union St. can take Cline Ave. SW to Union St; returning from Union, travel will be from Tribune Ave. SW, to Broad Dr. SW,  then to High Ave.SW, to Tournament Dr., SW.

The City asks motorists and residents to remain alert and vigilant when traveling in the area.

Stay up to date on construction progress by visiting Concordnc.gov/Transportation.

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