West Wilson Avenue Improvement Project
Phase 1 of the improvement project will begin at Bradford Glyn Drive (on the north side of West Wilson), and will continue along the north side the street to Broad Street. West Wilson will remain open for the duration of Phase 1, but there will likely be lane closures to watch for. Additionally, access to the Mooresville Golf Course should not be impacted during Phase I of the project.
The contractor for the West Wilson Avenue project is planning some daily construction closures, beginning Wednesday, January 5. There will be detour signs placed accordingly for the entire duration of the closures. Lowrance will also be open during the entire time as a detour during this phase.
Storm drainage is currently being installed on the north side of West Wilson Avenue (near Hillside Drive). Traffic in the area should anticipate delays due to the lane closure in that area. There are flaggers in place to help mitigate back-ups.
There will be a closure on West Wilson Avenue, between South Broad Street and Academy Street, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (8/9-8/13). This closure is due to ongoing utility work, and there will be flaggers in place.
The contractor has started bringing materials on site, and work on the project is expected to ramp up the week of July 5, starting near Bradford Glyn to install storm structures.
Erosion control measures for Phase I were installed. Contractors will be moving equipment and materials to the laydown area and will be begin the tree work. Utilities should finish their relocation process by June 18.
The Town is in the process of placing message boards and signs along West Wilson Avenue in preparation of the project's starting date.
West Wilson Improvement Project Plans
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Project overview and goals
The West Wilson Avenue Improvement Project starts at Glynwater Drive and ends at Broad Street. The improvements will include new curb, storm drainage, and a concrete pedestrian path along West Wilson Avenue. The pedestrian pathway will start at Glynwater Drive at 10 feet wide, and transition to eight-foot wide at Hillside Drive, and down to a five-foot wide sidewalk at Academy Street. It will also include two bridges that will assist users over the creek.
Two traffic signals will be also added in the project, one at West Wilson and Lowrance Avenues, and the other at West Wilson Avenue and Academy Street. The estimated cost for this improvement project is $4.62 million.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When will construction be complete?
A: Construction is anticipated to wrap up at the end of 2022.
Q: What do the pedestrian bridges entail?
A: There will be two 10-foot-wide pedestrian bridges for the multi-use path crossing of the creek in two locations near Lowrance Avenue. The first bridge is located near the golf course entrance and is 10-foot-wide and has a 40-foot span. The boardwalk that is currently visible will tie into the bridge. The second bridge is on the opposite side of Lowrance and is 10-foot wide and has a 30-foot span.
Q: Can I still drive on West Wilson?
A: West Wilson is currently open to local traffic only and closed to all through traffic. If you live on West Wilson, you will still be able to enter and exit your home, and the workers will direct you through the construction areas as appropriate.
Q: How long will West Wilson be closed?
A: This phase of construction should be complete by late Spring and West Wilson should be reopened at that time, and the closure will move to Lowrance.
Q: What route should I take instead of West Wilson?
A: Lowrance Avenue is currently the primary detour route, but there is signage for other detour routes as well.
Q: Will I still be able to access the golf course during the construction?
A: The golf course access will remain open for the duration of the project with the exception of a three-week period, in which construction will be taking place on the main drive into the golf course. The timing of this closure will be communicated as soon as it is known.