Due to extensive damage, Glenwood Avenue to remain closed into the weekend
Posted November 18, 2020 4:42 p.m. EST
Updated November 18, 2020 5:22 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — A closure that began Monday on Glenwood Avenue will now be extended into the weekend, according to officials.
Although crews originally projected Glenwood Avenue to be opened by Friday, they now expect it to reopen late Saturday or Sunday – or possibly even later – due to extensive pavement damage caused by the break.
Officials said around 70,000 square feet of the concrete road bedding has been removed, and repaving efforts are in the works.
"Once all the damaged concrete has been removed, the asphalt repaving process will begin immediately," officials said in a statement.
While Glenwood Avenue is expected to reopen on Saturday or Sunday, officials said the completion timeline is subject to change based on weather conditions or other unexpected construction delays.
While this section of Glenwood Avenue remains closed, Crabtree Valley Mall and the surrounding businesses remain open and can be accessed using Edwards Mill Road or Blue Ridge Road.
The detour around the work area remains the same as on Monday when the line first broke:
Motorists traveling inbound to Downtown Raleigh on Glenwood Avenue will take a right on Creedmoor Road, continue to Wade Avenue using Creedmoor Road to access I-440.
Motorists traveling outbound from Downtown Raleigh on Lead Mine Road will continue to Blue Ridge Road, take a right on Glen Eden Drive, take a left on Glenwood Avenue, and continue to access I-440.
All Northbound lanes of Glenwood Avenue remain open.
Customers in this area should not experience any interruption of service.