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11 Triangle-Area Roads Still Closed After Last Week's Flooding

Posted June 19, 2006 8:43 a.m. EDT

— About 11 roads left impassible after last week's flooding still need to be fixed, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said on Monday.

Repairs on the roads, in Wake, Granville and Franklin counties, could take up to several weeks.

Among them is Nottingham Court, in Franklin County just north of the Wake County line. It is the only Triangle-area road where residents still cannot drive to their houses. About a dozen people have to park, then walk through the washed-out roadwork area.

"My main concern is, God forbid, we have an emergency situation here where we need a fire truck or an ambulance," said Vincent Yannetti. "How do we get the person down or the rescuers up?"

DOT crews need to install eight metal drainage pipes that are about 7 feet 6 inches tall, to get the road back open.

In Granville County, DOT engineers said the biggest repair left is Woodland Church Road, where flood waters carved a deep wide crater and tossed aside huge drainage pipes. Crews estimate it will take at least two weeks to repair.

A similar scene still exists in Cary on Seabrook Avenue, where crews expect it to take several weeks to repair the washed out road.

Other roads still in need of repair include:

  • Optimist Farm Road (Wake County)
  • Johnson Pond Road (Wake County)
  • Honeycutt Road (Wake County)
  • Caddy Road (Wake County)
  • Barber Ridge Road (Wake County)
  • Banks Road (Wake County)
  • Sunset Lake Road (Wake County)
  • West River Road (Franklin County)