When driving down Angier Avenue and Driver Street in Durham you will see construction signs and “road closed” — signs that indicate a $3.5 million street renovation project is underway.
The city’s project will repave streets, as well as add benches, sidewalks and crosswalks. The project will also include handicapped accessible ramps. Construction started in 2012.
Joe Bushfan, owner of Joe’s Diner, on the corner of Angier and Driver, said the project is a great way to rebuild a community.
“It will also bring new business in the community and create some jobs,” Bushfan said. “The community needs change and this will create the change that the community needs.”
Samuel Jenkins, owner of Samuel and Sons barbershop a couple of doors down from Joe’s on Angier Avenue, said, “The need was so strong for change,” he was more than happy to be involved.
“I think that after the streets are done it will look similar to Downtown Durham,” he said.
The city plans to complete the project in November.