|Second phase of ductbank project across Carolina North to begin next week|
|Thursday, May 24, 2012|
Weather permitting, construction will begin Tuesday (May 29) on the second phase of the utility ductbank that will eventually provide service to the complex of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill buildings along Airport Drive. The ductbank will provide more reliable power to the Giles Horney Building Complex and the Administrative Office Building. A greenway will be built on top of the ductbank when construction is complete.
Over the next six months, Carolina Conduit Systems construction crews will install the ductbank in the cleared corridor on UNC’s Carolina North property. The work will start at the PSNC natural gas line easement and go north toward Homestead Road. South of the PSNC easement, overhead electricity lines will be installed temporarily across the former municipal landfill while UNC staff and consultants continue the geotechnical investigation of that site.
This phase of the construction project will come closest to the southwest corner of the Glen Heights community. Construction vehicles will access the site from the south, using the cleared corridor. The ductbank route also crosses the Pumpkin Loop running trail at Carolina North Forest several times. Signs will be posted to inform trail users of the upcoming construction.