Carolina Square construction will cause a lane closure on Franklin Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays for about a month beginning Friday.
"We are hitting our goal," said Dave Reeves, the senior project manager for Northwood Ravin Construction, the company building Carolina Square.
Carolina Square is the $120 million project at 123 W. Franklin St. in downtown Chapel Hill. The mixed-use project includes a Target, apartment
Reeves said the lane closure is necessary in order for the subtractors to work safely. He said he doesn't think there will be a large impact on traffic.
Rachel Gopichand, a first-year at UNC who lives in Granville Towers, said the street detours have caused confusion for people visiting Granville.
Jeff Furman, vice president of development and director of Raleigh operations for Northwood Ravin, said once the streetscapes are finished, they will be great for everyone.
“There have been some disruptions, but once it’s done they will see it and understand," he said.
The majority of noise complaints about construction came from Granville residents during last semester's exam period, Furman said. Depending on which tower residents live in, he said some residents don't hear the construction at all.