Downtown demolitions in Hillsborough are proceeding as part of an infrastructure overhaul project intended to provide additional accessibility options for disabled people.

Motorists that traveled along North Churton Street between West King Street and Brick Alley last week were treated to the sight of an excavator dismantling a nearby sidewalk.

Other construction vehicles will accompany that excavator this week to prepare the site for the installation of new stormwater pipes and finish stripping the asphalt from the road.

Traffic in the vicinity will be subject to lane shifts on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM while construction crews carry on with sidewalk renovations.

A new sidewalk between Street between Nash and Kollock Street and the Orange County Courthouse is also expected to be poured by those crews before the end of the month.

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