WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The intersection of Princess and Water streets is expected to reopen the week of April 4.
The intersection has been closed will crews have been installing sewer lines and replacing a portion of the Princess Street stormwater drainage system.
Following the Azalea Festival, the intersection at Market and Water streets will close to vehicles on Monday, April 11. Officials anticipate reopening the intersection in November.
The work is part of the first phase of a $6.3 million overall of Riverfront Park and Water Street. The first phase is a $3 million upgrade to the area between Market and Princess Streets.
Here are some details involving the Market-Water intersection closure, according to the City of Wilmington website:
- Water Street, in front of the Federal Courthouse, will remain closed to vehicles.
- The top half of the 00 block of Market Street will remain open to vehicles and parking.
- The sidewalk in front of the Federal Courthouse will remain open. Pedestrians headed south along Water Street toward Market Street will have to walk up to the mid-block where they can cross Market Street and proceed back towards the river on the sidewalk.
- The Riverwalk behind the Brooks Building has been removed and construction of the replacement segment will begin this spring. It should re-open by the end of this year.
- Pedestrians and Riverwalk traffic should continue to use the sidewalk on the east side of Water Street in the area between Market and Dock streets.
More information on the project can be found here.