Glenwood Avenue will remain open this weekend, after all.
The city planned to close a portion of Glenwood Avenue – from White Oak Road to St. Mary’s Street – this weekend but is postponing the work due to weather, according to Eileen Navarrete, manager of Raleigh’s public utilities construction projects.
It’s likely to storm this weekend, according to ABC11 meteorologist Don “Big Weather” Schwenneker.
The city needs to replace water and sewer lines on that section of Glenwood as part of regularly scheduled maintenance. However, Navarrete said storms might prolong construction and prevent crews from finishing the work in a timely manner.
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The N.C. Department of Transportation controls the road, she said, and needs Raleigh’s crews to finish the work by 5 a.m. Monday so construction doesn’t interfere with people commuting to work. More than 30,000 people travel that part of Glenwood on weekdays, Navarrete said, and work crews hoped to work round-the-clock to finish the work in one weekend.
“We have to make sure we can complete all the work before the rush-hour Monday morning, digging the street, making the (pipe connections) and repaving the road,” she said.
The stretch of road is just north of Five Points and serves as a heavily traveled corridor between North Raleigh and downtown. Weather permitting, the city plans to close the road to complete the road work the weekend of May 5.