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Dick Street Closed March 29-April 1, Law Enforcement Center closed March 30 until 11 a.m.

Mar 28, 2018

The replacement of a large air-conditioning chiller on the Cumberland County Law Enforcement Center (LEC) roof will cause a street closing and a change in operations at the building from March 29-April 1.

Dick Street, between Russell Street and Otis Jones Parkway, in front of the Cumberland County Courthouse at 117 Dick Street will be closed from Thursday morning, March 29, through Sunday, April 1. The parking lot in front of the Courthouse will remain open with access from Otis Jones Parkway.

The closure will allow for the operation of a large crane that will be used to replace a 15,000-pound air conditioning chiller on the LEC roof. The chiller is replacing a malfunctioning unit that was installed in July. The new chiller is being replaced by the manufacturer at no cost to the county.

For safety reasons, the LEC at 131 Dick St. will be closed Friday, March 30, from 7-11 a.m. during the installation of the unit. Occupational Safety and Health Administration federal regulations require the LEC to be vacated by staff while the crane is in operation.

The Sheriff’s watch commander will be relocated to the lobby of the Cumberland County Detention Center, 204 Gillespie St., while the LEC is closed. Citizens who need to see the watch commander from 7-11 a.m. on March 30 should go to the Detention Center. Calls to the Sheriff’s non-emergency phone number, 910-323-1500, will be transferred to the watch commander in the Detention Center.

The remainder of the weekend, the sheriff’s watch commander and LEC lobby will be open for normal hours. Anyone who needs to visit the LEC during the weekend is advised to park in the rear parking lot using the South Cool Spring Street entrance.

While the LEC is closed and the crane operational, the County’s emergency 911 communications will be transferred to the City of Fayetteville Communications Center. County staff will work in the city’s communication center during that time.

Dick Street and the parking lot will be open for normal business Monday, April 2.

For more information, contact Engineering and Infrastructure Director Jeffery Brown at 910-678-7633 or