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Cary Motorists May Want To Add Patience To Holiday To-Do Lists

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CARY, N.C. — Driving in and out of crowded shopping centers and malls this time of year can be a real headache. This year, if your shopping plans take you over to Crossroads Plaza in Cary, there may be some holiday hassles you will have to deal with.

Heavy equipment is on the move on Walnut Street in Cary. The idea is to widen the heavily-traveled road and make it a straight shot to Holly Springs Road.

All the work is going on just as the holiday shopping season is picking up, so motorists may need to bring some patience along with their Christmas list, but the road builders say they are trying to avoid holiday headaches.

"There are going to be a couple of times where we might need to temporarily flag traffic through as we're putting a pipeline across," said engineering services manager Joe Moore. "We might have to have a lane down for a few hours, but those are going to be isolated cases."

Cary road engineers say the Walnut Street project should be finished by September 2002. The price tag for the project will be $6.2 million.