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Raleigh Traffic Woes Hit Another Pot Hole

Posted June 5, 1998

— Barrels, blockades and bridge projects have congested almost every Triangle highway. Now, the construction work is as common on the weekends as it is during the week.

Many construction projects are being done to accommodate the growing number of drivers. Other workers are simply repairing crumbling roadways.

The weekend work is causing some traffic nightmares. Drivers complained about the weekend gridlock near the Harrison Avenue Bridge, and the Department of Transportation changed its work schedule.

While many people said that the work is frustrating, they agree it is necessary.

"Too many people, not enough roads right now," driver Gary Lohr said. We're going to have to make a sacrifice while they build more I believe."

"People, the public has to put up with it, we hate it, but that's the way life is," bridge supervisor Joe Hollis said.

Construction workers said that the weekend work is necessary for safety reasons as well as traffic flow.

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