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Delayed Repaving Project Set to Resume Wednesday

Posted May 29, 2007 1:49 p.m. EDT
Updated May 29, 2007 6:18 p.m. EDT

— Road crews are expected on Wednesday to begin repaving a stretch of Poole Road in Raleigh that has been uneven for more than a month.

The project should take about a week and a half to complete, Department of Transportation Resident Engineer David Moore said.

Residents and motorists in the area have complained about manhole covers sticking up out of the road along the rough two-mile stretch from the Interstate 440 Beltline to the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.

"It's rocky out here, we need a fix," one motorist shouted at WRAL Tuesday morning.

Moore said a subcontractor for Rea Construction scraped the existing asphalt from the road and that Rea claims the repaving was held up because of another project on Old Garner Road.

Summer months are often the busiest for road repaving because of the hot weather. DOT officials urge residents with concerns about rough roadways and repaving jobs that seem to be taking a long time to contact their local DOT office.