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Motorists Who Use Cary's Walnut Street Upset Over Road Construction

Posted May 13, 2002

— Drivers claim Cary's Walnut Street construction project is a frustrating mess. Town officials believe the construction will be gone in 90 days, so in the meantime, drivers will just have to deal with it.

The permanent fix is a six-lane, divided Walnut Street from Cary Crossroads to Holly Springs Road. In the meantime, WRAL viewers have sent dozens of e-mails complaining about what the construction is doing to their commute.

Traffic engineers said if motorists can just hang in there for three months, a new, better Walnut Street is coming.

"All I can say right now is to ask for everyone's patience. This is a temporary setup," Cary engineering manager Joe Moore said. "Ultimately, we're going to be able to resolve every single thing that they have brought up."

"It's a little convoluted I think because I need to go that way and go on around the corner there it's kind of out of the way," motorist Patsy Wiseman said. "I don't think it's worth the money they've spent to put it in like this."

Cary engineers said the road construction on Walnut Street should be over Aug. 25.

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