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DOT set to begin Wade Avenue repairs

Posted October 23, 2009

— Crews will begin repaving Wade Avenue between Faircloth Street and Glenwood Avenue on Monday, officials said Friday.

The state Department of Transportation awarded the $1.3 million contract for the project to Rea Contracting LLC of Raleigh. Work is scheduled to be completed in June 2010.

Heavy traffic volume on the road, which is used by about 30,000 vehicles a day, has caused the road to deteriorate, creating a number of potholes. The project includes removing the old asphalt and replacing it with new asphalt, including on the exit ramps onto Capital Boulevard and Glenwood Avenue.

Work will be done from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays, and from 7 p.m. Fridays to 6 a.m. Mondays.


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  • working for deadbeats Oct 23, 2009

    Woohoo shovel ready jobs!!

  • pbjbeach Oct 23, 2009

    This project will in all likelyhood be again crumbling an again falling to pieces again within 12 to 18 months as the asphalt liquid in theses mixtures will be oxdizing an becoming britle an to the point that it will be falling all to pieces once again thanks alot dot

  • Weaker Pelosi Oct 23, 2009

    That section of Wade Ave. has been in need of repair for years. I am glad to see they are finally going to repair it.