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Glenwood Avenue road work stretches on

Posted June 4, 2010 4:34 p.m. EDT
Updated June 5, 2010 9:39 a.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Department of Transportation said Friday it will be several more months before roadwork is complete on a section of Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh.

The $1.7 million resurfacing job between Wade Avenue and Women's Club Drive was supposed to be complete this month, but workers found crumbling concrete beneath the 60-year-old roadway.

"When you start removing 10 inches of old concrete and replace it, it's no longer a resurfacing project, so it will take a bit longer," DOT division engineer Wally Bowman said.

Other road projects in Wake County are on track, the DOT said.

The $50 million widening of Interstate 40 from Wade Avenue to the U.S. Highway 1/64 interchange is 35 percent complete and expected to be completes in June 2011, sooner than expected.

Repaving I-40 from Wade Avenue to Interstate 540 is 99 percent complete, and a repaving job on N.C. Highway 540 from U.S. Highway 70 to I-40 is 81 percent complete.

DOT said it also has more resurfacing work on several secondary roads, in part because of $78 million in stimulus funding. Work on those projects will take three to four weeks.