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Sinkhole repair will close section of Millbrook Road in Raleigh for days

Posted May 31
Updated June 1

— Drivers who frequent West Millbrook Road near Shelley Lake will likely want to find another route for the next several days due to a large sinkhole that opened up Wednesday.

A sewer collapse caused the road to open up Wednesday afternoon between North Hills Drive and Oldtowne Road.

Although no injuries were reported, the incident will create traffic headaches through the weekend, Raleigh officials said.

Officials said westbound lanes of West Millbrook Road will be closed through at least Monday as crews work to repair the hole.

Drivers traveling westbound on West Millbrook Road should avoid the shutdown by turning right onto North Hills Drive, left onto Lynn Road, left onto Lead Mine Road and right to get back on West Millbrook Road.

Eastbound drivers will turn left onto Lead Mine Road, right onto Lynn Road, right onto North Hills Drive and left on West Millbrook Road.

City officials said drivers should expect delays in the area through Monday.

On top of the road closure, the south parking area for Shelley Lake will also be inaccessible, officials said.

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  • Jason Merrill Jun 1, 7:14 a.m.
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    Headline: Road closed for days!!
    Article: "Repairs are estimated to be completed by June 1."
    Huh?!?!?!?
    Closed for days, finished next day?
    Lucy you got some splaining to do!!!