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Five Points resurfacing job won't be finished in time

Posted July 22, 2010

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— Resurfacing work on Glenwood Avenue near the Five Points area in Raleigh won't be complete until mid-September, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said Thursday.

Unexpected delays because of infrastructure repairs are to blame for the delay.

The work was supposed to be finished by the end of August.

Crews, however, do plan to have all four lanes of Glenwood, where it intersects and Fairview and Whitaker Mill roads, open by late August.

They will then close one lane at a time until the job is complete.

Workers have to lower water and gas lines because the old 6-inch concrete road is being replaced by a 13-inch deep asphalt road.

While tearing up the old road, crews also found that they had to repair and replace much of the storm drainage system, including an 800-foot section of pipe that runs from Harvey Street to the nearby Rialto Theatre.

The work is part of a bigger $1.7 million resurfacing of Glenwood, from Wade Avenue to Women's Club Drive.

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  • com_mon_sents Jul 23, 2010

    why is this news? Because WRAL has to give people something to complain about. All the complainers know what to do better than anyone in the DOT and the workers. People base things on the few seconds that they see as they pass by a site going from one place to another.
    Just be happy they are fixing this street, which from the sound of it, NEEDED IT!

  • Bendal1 Jul 23, 2010

    The schedule for this project went out the window as soon as the concrete was found to be rotten. The article's title is misleading, especially since this has been understood for at least a month now.

    What was originally a milling & resurfacing project has turned into a pavement reconstruction project. That means the pavement has to be removed, the drainage replaced, utilities relocated, soil excavated and replaced, new curb and pavement put back down, all under traffic and without all the investigation and design work that normally happens before any of this begins.

    So yes, the original schedule is gone; this was known weeks ago, so why is this now news?

  • Karmageddon Jul 23, 2010

    Drove through there a couple of days ago and saw three guys standing there watching one guy drive a stake in the ground

  • luv2surffish2 Jul 22, 2010

    typical dot scheduling.. i have yet to see them do anything on time except take breaks