DANVILLE — Duce Construction on Monday will launch a $509,000 project on North Vermilion Street to build an entrance for the new Meijer store and relocate an entrance for Lowe's home improvement store.
The work will begin on the east side of the street where a new dedicated right-turn lane will be added to serve the entrance of Meijer and the Tractor Supply Company at 3623 N. Vermilion St., according to Danville Engineering and Urban Services Director David Schnelle. The dedicated right-turn lane at Boiling Springs Road also will be lengthened.
Schnelle said the right northbound lane of traffic will be closed while this work takes place. The new Meijer/Tractor Supply entrance is scheduled to be completed in October ahead of the Meijer grand opening.
The work is being paid for by Meijer as part of its agreement with the City of Danville, but the city is overseeing the work.
Following work on the east side, Schnelle said, a new entrance will be constructed for Lowe's, 3636 N. Vermilion St., and a lot at 3628 N Vermilion, owned by the City. A building on the lot will be demolished to make way for the new entrance and driveway that will extend west to the Lowe's parking lot.
Once constructed, the new entrance will be aligned with the Meijer/Tractor Supply entrance, and the existing Lowe's Vermilion Street entrance will removed.
This portion of the work is being paid for by the city through the Infrastructure Development and Improvement Program, funded by the city's local gas tax revenue.
The city's portion of the project is $232,000, and the Meijer share is $276,000.
Throughout the project, motorists are asked to slow down when driving through the work zone and to pay particular attention for slow-moving equipment.