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Road improvements coming to Tryon Road in southeast Raleigh

Posted July 1

— A dangerous and outdated stretch of a busy Raleigh road is a step closer to improvements.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation said Tuesday that it has awarded a $7.8 million contract to Wilson-based S. T. Wooten Corp. to realign and widen Tryon Road between Par Drive and South Wilmington Street in southeast Raleigh.

Crews will also replace a 77-year-old deteriorating bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway in the area to eliminate two sharp curves just east of the bridge.

Work, which will take place at night, could begin as early as mid-September and be finished by May 2017.

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  • SomeRandomGuy Jul 7, 3:56 p.m.

    It's very (in)convenient that one of the major alternate routes for 'fortify' is now going to be under construction. If the toll road was already running through southern Wake County, this would be REALLY suspicious!