Broken Water Main Closes Wake Forest Road

Posted April 25, 2008
Updated April 26, 2008

— For the second time in nine days, Wake Forest Road has been closed to traffic because of a damaged utility pipeline.

A construction crew Thursday afternoon hit a water main under the road between Six Forks Road and the Interstate 440 Beltline. The crew, which is working for the state Department of Transportation on a road-widening project, was unsuccessful in trying to repair the damaged main, so the city's Public Utilities Department assumed control of the repair effort Friday.

All northbound lanes on Wake Forest Road are expected to remain closed between Six Forks Road and Wake Towne Boulevard until noon Saturday, officials said.

Traffic is being detoured onto Six Forks Road to the Beltline or onto Atlantic Avenue.

Six municipal water customers were without service.

Last week, a construction crew ruptured a gas main in the same area, closing all northbound and southbound lanes for several hours.


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  • malave27896 Apr 25, 2008

    Who are these companies that they have working on our roads, water and's obvious they don't know what they are doing. Maybe they should work for a explosion company , because that's what's going to happen next, they are going to blow a city block up or something bad like that

  • malave27896 Apr 25, 2008

    We don't need to build a river walk ....we already have one on Wake Forest Rd....they want to spend all thei money to build one and can't even keep or fix roads properly.

  • davidgnews Apr 25, 2008

    Keeps America working !!!

  • tsquaring Apr 25, 2008

    Looks like Raleigh went on the cheap to get that downtown water walk.

  • jse830fcnawa030klgmvnnaw+ Apr 25, 2008

    Probably used old maps to find the water line (to avoid it)...

  • RUsleeping Apr 25, 2008

    Also, last week they CUT THE POWER LINE TOO!

  • RUsleeping Apr 25, 2008

    Don't forget the CABLE line too! Oh and the phone lines....

  • colliedave Apr 25, 2008

    Color should transcend langauge. Blue is ,,,,

  • housemanagercary Apr 25, 2008

    lowest bidder is right!

  • kimndarcie Apr 25, 2008

    OOPS!!! Gotta love the DOT. I work right by there, at least we're not likely to get blown to KC this time.