Replacing water pipes on part of Hillsborough Street in Chapel Hill from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to a point near North Street

May 7, 2018

The final step in the project is to install a large sewer pipe across Hillsborough Street in the area shown in solid red in the map below. This work is scheduled to take place between Wednesday, May 16 at 7 AM and Friday, May 18 at 5 PM. In the event of weather delays, we may also work on Saturday, May 19­­.  In order to install the pipe safely and efficiently, we will close Hillsborough Street between Bolinwood Drive and Mill Race Drive to all traffic during this time. Detours will be marked as shown in the maps below.

Performing the work between UNC sessions and closing the road entirely will allow our contractor to work faster, more safely, and will shorten our impact on the road to those three days.


North Hillsborough Detour map

South Hillsborough Detour Map

Timing: Our project will likely be complete in May 2018. Weather and other conditions may affect progress.

Comments or questions? Please feel free to contact me at 919-537-4247 or whenever you have any questions or comments. If you have renters at your property/ies near our project, please ask them to contact us if they have questions or comments or wish to be on our distribution list for future updates. 

We thank you for your understanding and patience during our work to maintain reliable water service in this area.

Simon Lobdell, P.E., Project Manager


Moffat Pipe: Jesse Duclau at ( or 919-235-5149

Hazen & Sawyer: Kim Hanson at ( or 727-741-2263

Notice distributed on May 23, 2017 

Notice distributed on July 10, 2017

Notice distributed September 19, 2017

Notice distributed January 29, 2018

Notice distributed April 6, 2018