Hammond Road fix may take a week

Posted September 5, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014

— Repair work on a sinkhole that opened Thursday on Hammond Road in south Raleigh will run through the early part of next week,  state Department of Transportation officials said.

The southbound lanes of the road will remain closed at Rush Street through the weekend while crews replace a pipe underneath the roadway. The pipe's failure caused the road to buckle and sink.

Southbound drivers on Hammond Road will have to turn onto Rush Street toward either South Saunders Street or Garner Road.

Delays are expected and drivers are encouraged to avoid the area, officials said. Northbound lanes of Hammond Road are not impacted by the sinkhole.


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  • Chip Dipson Sep 5, 2:59 p.m.

    Pics or it didn't happen

  • stormwaterguy Sep 5, 1:45 p.m.

    That darn fracking....

  • goozleboy Sep 5, 1:36 p.m.

    "Southbound drivers on Hammond Road will have to turn onto Rush Street toward wither South Saunders Street or Garner Road." EITHER.
    Someone was asleep at the will (wheel). Do we really expect much from these folks?

  • LastSon1981 Sep 5, 1:33 p.m.

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    The 2 streets on the map woowwww guys.

  • Steve Faulkner Sep 5, 1:25 p.m.

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    Since the article has been edited to add the information, no.

    The previous version that I commented on, listed the 2 streets in the following paragraph not the preceding one. And wither still has not been been changed to "either".

  • mistervegas Sep 5, 1:04 p.m.

    Where are pictures of the actual sink?

  • smcallah Sep 5, 11:51 a.m.

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    The two streets they named right there before that paragraph. Did you really need to ask this?

  • ashewing Sep 5, 11:10 a.m.

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    I was in that traffic yesterday afternoon too and I saw those guys standing just feet away. I was like...."OMG, what are they doing??" Brave souls I tell ya!

  • UpChuck Sep 5, 10:59 a.m.

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    Uhhh....Hammond and Rush.

  • OGE Sep 5, 10:50 a.m.

    awww my disparaging remark about three gentlemen in blue uniforms gazing into the hole that could have swallowed them didn't get posted... For Shame WRAL

    Clearly not one of them have seem how quickly a sink hole can open up.