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Resurfacing project in downtown Raleigh begins next week

Posted September 26, 2011

A resurfacing project that begins in downtown Raleigh next week could created delays for drivers.

Workers will be resurfacing a 1.2-mile section of Blount and Person streets between Edenton Street and Hoke Street. The work should begin just south of Edenton Street and end just north of Hoke Street. 

Traffic near Moore Square and Shaw University could be impacted, but the project will not be going on during morning or evening hours.

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  • Skywatch_NC Sep 26, 2011

    With lows in the 50s for next week folks have their AC's and fans off.

  • Stormy13 Sep 26, 2011

    FINALLY! This area has some of the worst streets in downtown. Was wondering when something was going to done cause it certainly doesn't give visitors a very good impression of Raleigh.

  • OGE Sep 26, 2011

    It's about time...this is one of the worst streets in the area.

  • OGE Sep 26, 2011

    Quote : Why aren't the contractors made to do this at night? Is it because it makes good sense and our officials are now so inept that good sense escapes them?

    Umm... because some of us live ON person st. Would you want jack hammers and cement trucks outside your front door at 2am?
    bethbreakey

    I'm sure you will be the first one in line to B and Moan when the surface isn't allowed to set up properly...I have to agree this would be a better project done at night.

  • sidecutter Sep 26, 2011

    Close you windows and turn the a/c and fan and you would be alright

  • bethbreakey Sep 26, 2011

    Quote : Why aren't the contractors made to do this at night? Is it because it makes good sense and our officials are now so inept that good sense escapes them?

    Umm... because some of us live ON person st. Would you want jack hammers and cement trucks outside your front door at 2am?

  • Pseudonym Sep 26, 2011

    pbjbeach,

    You probably know what you're talking about as I was able to kinda sorta dig something out of that rambling run-on sentence. But PLEASE take a writing course or something so you can make yourself understood.

  • pbjbeach Sep 26, 2011

    I surely hope that they are using better quality of asphalt materials than what they have been using for they last past several years for it surely isnt any good as that they are utlizing a smaller size aggregate in thie mixtures these days that isnt capable of with standing the weights an traffic loads use the older asphalt mixture did do so . an they held up an lasted for years with out every having to be touch or resurfaced for at the very least of 15-18 years before they every had to be touch or repaired . this is however not the case these day with these current aspahlt mixture as thay are beibng intentionaly desiged to fail. just so that the ncdot can be allowed to stick it to the states taxpayers in the form of the letting of another highway contractstrickly for the benefit of the contracting industry in this state an they are being allowed to get away with the performance of bad non specefiaction work an nare still being allowed to bepaid fro this bad work i quote the I795 , I-

  • sidecutter Sep 26, 2011

    Why aren't the contractors made to do this at night? Is it because it makes good sense and our officials are now so inept that good sense escapes them?