Nighttime construction at Carolina Square, a $120 million mixed-use project on West Franklin Street, started this week and could continue through July, town officials said.
The Carolina Square project could be completed by the summer of 2017, project officials said. It will include one 11-story and two five-story buildings with roughly 246 apartments, 159,000 square feet of office space and 42,000 square feet of retail space. A landscaped green space within an urban park will include public art and 880 parking deck spaces.
The town has posted a work schedule at bit.ly/1K0eF2X.
Construction normally takes place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and sometimes Sunday, town officials said. But other work will be done from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday.
That work, involving large trucks and heavy machinery, such as dump trucks and front-end loaders, and hammers, power tools and other small equipment, is expected to generate a noticeable amount of noise. The project also requires several dozen large concrete deliveries, officials said, and between 25 and 65 truck trips along Interstate 40, from Argos Ready Mix in Durham, to U.S. 15-501 and Franklin Street.
The work also will close the sidewalk this week on the southern side of West Franklin Street, at the project site. Detour signs will direct pedestrians to the north side of Franklin Street.
Residents with questions about the Carolina Square construction can contact Dave Reeves, senior project manager with Northwood Ravin Construction, at 919-427-2415 or email@example.com, or Jeff Furman, vice president of Carolina Square LP, at 919-354-3677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.