City Hall Blog (archived)

Pardon our dust: municipal building repair project information


June 6 update

Work is progressing on schedule. The first phase of the project is complete, and the main building entrance is expected to reopen sometime during the day Monday, June 9.



May 16 update

Click here to read a comprehensive project update, including related detour information.


May 14 update

The contractor will begin staging equipment Monday, May 19, and excavation is planned to start Tuesday, May 20.


April 25 update

Excavation will not begin April 28 as originally planned, in order to avoid conflict with the Spring into Arts Festival on Saturday, May 3. The project team hopes to have a new date identified soon.


April 7 update

Excavation on the sidewalk and work in front of the municipal building will begin on Monday, April 28 and more details about this project will be available as the date approaches. Prior to the excavation, valves will be inserted along the water main running through the area to ensure continuous water service. The new valves will be located in parking spaces near 48-52 Union Street S.

The utility contractor plans to begin valve installation the morning of Tuesday, April 8 and continue the work through April 10. The parking spaces where the valves will be installed will have to be closed during this period.


March 7 update
Early Monday morning (March 10) Water Resources crews will block several parking spaces on the City Hall side of Union Street between Cabarrus Avenue and Means Avenue. As part of the City Hall maintenance project, city crews will be digging down to locate the exact location and size of an existing water main. This work should be completed within a few hours with parking spaces being opened up as soon as possible.
Original post: February 21
The City of Concord will soon begin a project to remedy a moisture intrusion problem currently affecting the foundation of the municipal building at 26 Union Street S. This project is necessary to the maintenance of the building and to the value of this public asset. This work will involve closing and excavating the sidewalk directly in front of the municipal building. Parking spaces in front of the building will also be closed as part of the work site.
The project is expected to last one month, weather permitting. The exact start date is not known yet, but the contractor is looking for a window of time where weather will be favorable. During this time, all Downtown businesses will be able to remain open. However, a detour will be established to take pedestrians across Union Street and back, so they can safely access all businesses on either side of the work zone.
The first stage of the project will involve closing the southbound lane of Union Street. The City is working to schedule this lane closure at the least disruptive time possible. Outside of this phase of the project, both lanes of Union Street are expected to remain open as usual. Additional project updates will be available on this page.