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Glenwood Avenue road work stretches on

Posted June 4, 2010
Updated June 5, 2010

— The North Carolina Department of Transportation said Friday it will be several more months before roadwork is complete on a section of Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh.

The $1.7 million resurfacing job between Wade Avenue and Women's Club Drive was supposed to be complete this month, but workers found crumbling concrete beneath the 60-year-old roadway.

"When you start removing 10 inches of old concrete and replace it, it's no longer a resurfacing project, so it will take a bit longer," DOT division engineer Wally Bowman said.

Other road projects in Wake County are on track, the DOT said.

The $50 million widening of Interstate 40 from Wade Avenue to the U.S. Highway 1/64 interchange is 35 percent complete and expected to be completes in June 2011, sooner than expected.

Repaving I-40 from Wade Avenue to Interstate 540 is 99 percent complete, and a repaving job on N.C. Highway 540 from U.S. Highway 70 to I-40 is 81 percent complete.

DOT said it also has more resurfacing work on several secondary roads, in part because of $78 million in stimulus funding. Work on those projects will take three to four weeks.


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  • Lone Voice in the Wilderness Jun 4, 2010

    This sort of stuff is a pain to deal with, but once it's done, it'll all be worth it.

    I live near Cameron Village, and I'm dealing with the whole Hillsborough street renovation. While it is really a pain, it will be worth it in the end.

    But even if they did do it in smaller increments, you'd still have bottlenecks. So, if I'm going to have to endure the mess, I'd rather it be done all at once & over with.

    I guess you can't please all the people all the time.

  • geosol Jun 4, 2010

    Wish they had done this job in smaller increments rather than leaving the road rough and unfinished for months at a time.