Homes near Hillsborough St. will have no power Saturday

May 28, 2009 

— Neighborhoods and businesses in the area of Pogue Street will be without power on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. due to construction related to the Hillsborough Street Roundabouts Project.

The planned power outage is needed to accommodate the removal of an overhead electrical feeder on Hillsborough Street in front of North Carolina State University, according to a news release from the city of Raleigh.

Crews hope to complete the work in less than the scheduled four hours. If the work cannot be done Saturday due to inclement weather or other issues, it will be rescheduled for June 6 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Hillsborough Street Roundabouts Project will extend along Hillsborough Street from Gardner Street to Oberlin Road. The project will convert Hillsborough Street to a two-lane, median-divided facility with on-street parking on both sides, a seven-foot wide raised median and several pedestrian signals.

Two roundabouts will be constructed, at Hillsborough Street and Pullen Road and at Oberlin Road and Pullen Road Extension/Groveland Avenue. The project will replace the existing concrete and brick sidewalks. The work also includes replacing both water and sewer utilities throughout the length of the project, putting overhead utilities underground, adding infrastructure to accommodate possible future charging stations for electric plug-in vehicles, and installing LED street and pedestrian lighting.

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