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Construction Forces Weekend Closure of Downtown Raleigh Street

Posted July 26, 2007

— A traffic alert is in effect this weekend for part of downtown Raleigh.

A construction team will shut down Lenoir Street between South Wilmington and South McDowell streets starting at 6 a.m. Saturday. The closure will allow crews to conduct utility work for the new downtown convention center.

The street is expected to reopen to motorists at 6 p.m. Sunday.

A temporary detour will allow motorists to head north on Wilmington Street, west on Davie Street and then south on Dawson Street.


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  • InhisName aka CaryCrazzy Jul 26, 2007

    No scratching please! Its just a street closure. No need to go into WWIII. Why can't we all just get along? :(

    Hope you guys have a great day.

    In His Name, Be Bless

  • ncsudan Jul 26, 2007

    Kitelover and what..., I don't quite understand you. Utility services are under city streets, how do you expect the city to progress if they do not provide utility services for new construction? Closing a street for less than 48 hours is nothing. And closing Fayetteville street for a public gathering is not only OK, but it is what city life is all about. NYC closes streets for festivals all the time. If we want our city to grow, then these are minor inconvences. Unless of course you would rather we neglect our infastructure and let steam pipes, etc. blow up rather than shut down roads for repairs/additions. In your post you state you are glad you moved from here. Well to that I say, why complain then if it does not effect you? Just to hear yourself complain? If you don't want to participate in these events, then don't, but if you do, then you are a hypocrite.

  • kitelover110 Jul 26, 2007

    All a part of the new Raleigh Wide Open plan - open up Fayetteville street, close Fayetteville street, close other streets, raise parking rates, etc. Makes me so happy that I moved from here.

  • whatelseisnew Jul 26, 2007

    And that sentiment is right on target

  • Stormy13 Jul 26, 2007

    Shouldn't be all that big of a problem since there is nothing to go downtown for in the first place!