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Durham Parks and Recreation News Flash

Posted on: March 15, 2019

Construction around Solite Park and American Tobacco Trail

Fayetteville Road around Solite Park is undergoing construction to widen the road. This project will create a four way intersection at Barbee and Fayetteville Roads with one side of this intersection being a new entrance into Solite Park. Once the intersection is completed, the current Fayetteville Road entrance to the park will be closed off. Weather permitting, this project is expected to last through fall 2019.

The park will remain open to the public during the construction. 

The sand volleyball courts are currently unavailable, but will be rebuilt as part of the project.

The American Tobacco Trail is currently being detoured through the internal Solite Park Trail.

Construction updates as of October 16, 2019:

  1. The contractor will continue to haul in dirt to build the new intersection connection for Solite Park
  2. The contractor will continue to pave the west side of the project from Martin Luther King Jr Parkway to Solite Park to the tie-in at Fayetteville Road
  3. The contractor will continue to install curb, gutter, and sidewalk on the west side of the project from Martin Luther King Jr Parkway to Solite Park
  4. The contractor will maintain the required American Tobacco Trail detour to the internal Solite Park Trail. The detour is needed to construct the road tie-in to Solite Park.
  5. The contractor will work on the existing Solite Park entrance this month. The work will involve shifting the existing driveway 15 to 20 feet while the fill material is being placed. A temporary driveway connection will be available during this time to provide access to the park.

These steps are weather dependent. 

Barbee Road Detour

Beginning Saturday, October 19, Barbee Road will be closed at the intersection of Fayetteville Road in order to construct a new section of Barbee Road. The closure will last for approximately 28 days, and a detour will be in place the entire time. Visit the project page for more information.

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