Though traffic patterns have slowed and construction orange sometimes fills the landscape, Weaver Street’s makeover is progressing on schedule and posing few problems for residents and business owners.
Since the project started March 7, there have been few, if any, kinks in the scheduled plan, said Carrboro Public Works Director George Seiz.
“So far, construction has been pretty good,” he said. “The contractor has been able to work from the scheduled start date, and the weather has been good the first three weeks.”
Local businesses, residents and shoppers are finding ways to work around the construction.
Ghazaleh Samandari, who often shops at Carr Mill Mall, said East Main Street traffic backs up in the afternoon, causing her to rethink her transportation options.
“It has caused me to rearrange my travel schedule,” she said. “But I live nearby, so I can walk.”
Dean Tomlinson, manager of Armadillo Grill on East Main Street, said his business hasn’t seen any drastic changes.
“The construction hasn’t affected us any more than the weather,” he said. “We have so much pedestrian traffic in this area, so it hasn’t changed too much.”
The Durham-based contractor Hannah Utilities is handling the project after bidding the lowest, pitching a cost of about $1 million.