Beginning Monday, August 12, construction will get under way to make major repairs to the City of Durham’s Chapel Hill Street Garage and Surface Lot, which will temporarily move both monthly and hourly parking to other City parking garages and surface lots.
The estimated five-month project, located at 326 East Chapel Hill St., will repair concrete deterioration in the ramps, floors, columns, and beams throughout the Chapel Hill Street Garage as well as make the Orange Street pedestrian ramp meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards in addition to creating surface lot accessible parking. The City will also increase accessible parking in the garage from four to eight spaces as well as make the pedestrian access to the parking office ADA compliant. The Chapel Hill Street Garage was built in 1970 and currently contains 380 parking spaces.
During the course of the project, non-reserved monthly permit holders will be relocated to the City’s Church Street and Centre Garages as well as City Surface Lots 8, 14, 29, and 40. Hourly parking will be available in City Surface Lots 8 and 14 as well as the City’s Church Street and Centre Garages. Monthly permit holders have been notified by mail of these temporary parking accommodations and this information has also been shared with Downtown Durham, Inc.
Since the work will begin with the first level of the Chapel Hill Street Garage, hourly parking will return to the garage as soon as the first floor of the garage is completed and re-opened in September. The entire project should be completed by January 2014.
The project will cost $736,000 with work being overseen by the City’s General Services Department and performed by the City’s contractor, Progressive Contracting Co. The project is being funded by voter-approved 2005 general obligation bonds and ADA funding.
For more information about the City’s off-street parking services, including the location of the City’s garages and surface lots, click here.
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The City of Durham’s General Services Department creates, manages and maintains City properties to provide best value to the Durham community. The core business functions include: Administration/Business Services, Facility Operations, Landscape Services, Urban Forestry, Real Estate, Construction Project Management, Cemeteries, Keep Durham Beautiful, and Deferred Maintenance. As guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, General Services serves as a steward of the City’s physical assets. Through annual and long-range facility planning activities, the department plans, provides, and maintains the City’s facilities infrastructure, which supports the community’s quality of life and serves as a foundation of a healthy economy. For more information, click here.
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