The Water Street improvement project is a multi-phased joint project with the CFPUA that, in its entirety, involves new water, sewer, stormwater and streetscaping along Water Street from Market through Walnut Street, with much of the work on the
Southern side of this project already complete.
Traffic Pattern: The section of Water Street from Walnut Street to Princess Street is now accessible in a one-way traffic pattern, from north to south.
The block in front of River Place is complete and crews are currently working between Grace and Red Cross Streets and will be in those blocks for the rest of the year.
The final phase, slated for this Winter, will install new utilities and streetscape in front of the Water Street Center. Water Street will be closed to vehicles in this block. Pedestrians will have access to Water Street Center.
Overall Project Summary
The city, in conjunction with the US Coast Guard and the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, is conducting a major, $6.3 million overhaul of Riverfront Park and Water Street. This project includes underground repairs to the bulkhead as well as new stormwater facilities, water and sewer lines. Above the ground, it will include repairs to the Riverwalk, renovation of Riverfront Park, expansion of the plaza in front of the Federal Courthouse and streetscape improvements. The work is taking place between the foot of Market Street and Walnut Street.