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Paving work to close Five Points intersections

Posted July 5, 2010

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— The state Department of Transportation on Tuesday will close Whitaker Mill Road and Fairview Road where they intersect with Glenwood Avenue as part of the ongoing paving work on Glenwood.

The closures will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, and Glenwood Avenue will have a two-lane, two-way traffic pattern through the area. Also, Fairview Road will be in a two-lane, two-way pattern from Glenwood Avenue to Scales Street.

During the traffic pattern, drivers can expect the following:

  • The ramp from westbound Glenwood Avenue to westbound Wade Avenue will be closed, so drivers needing to access westbound Wade Avenue from westbound Glenwood Avenue should take Oberlin Road to Wade Avenue.
  • The ramp from westbound Wade Avenue to westbound Glenwood Avenue will be closed, so drivers needing to access westbound Glenwood Avenue from westbound Wade Avenue should take Oberlin Road to Glenwood Avenue.
  • Harvey Street will be closed at Glenwood Avenue, but on-street parking will be available from Scales Street to Glenwood Avenue.
  • West Aycock Street will be closed at Glenwood Avenue.
  • On-street parking will not be allowed on Glenwood Avenue or on Fairview Road from Glenwood Avenue to Scales Street.
  • Sidewalks will be open on all of the roads for the duration of the project.
  • Scales Street will remain in a two-lane, two-way pattern from Fairview Road to Harvey Street.
  • Pedestrian crossings across Glenwood Avenue at Harvey Street and Glen Avenue will be closed because of construction activity.

Drivers are encouraged to use Oberlin Road or Capital Boulevard as an alternate route.

DOT crews are resurfacing Glenwood Avenue between Wade Avenue and Woman's Club Drive. The $1.7 million project involves removing the crumbling top layer of asphalt, milling the base and applying a new layer of asphalt.

Officials said the project is taking longer than expected because they found the pavement base was crumbling as they removed the asphalt.

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  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Jul 7, 2010

    Our NCDOT screws up again. It seems logical to expect problems in 70 year old concrete, yet the DOT didn't plan for any problems.

    On the other hand, we're dealing with the same people that botched the I-40 in Durham and the I-795 paving projects.

  • Bendal1 Jul 6, 2010

    They're only removing the concrete that is falling apart, not completely removing all the concrete under the asphalt. The bulk of the work is as the article said; milling of the asphalt down to the concrete, and resurfacing it with new pavement. They did the same thing several years ago further to the west on Glenwood Avenue and it went smoothly. This time, not so well.

  • ssi Jul 6, 2010

    Why is it that there bumps/ridges on the recently-re-surfaced outbound lane of Glenwood near Womans Club Drive? New pavement, but bumps in it. Shouldn't it be smooth pavement? Don't understand that.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jul 6, 2010

    Can't gov't stay out of our affairs? Look at all the inconvenience they are causing!

    (sarcasm)

  • micah Jul 5, 2010

    Ummm, they are not removing just the top layer of asphalt and milling the concrete road bed. This was the original plan. Once this process begun it was discovered that the entire road bed would have to be replaced. They are removing the road completely to the dirt and replacing it.