Motorists who normally find their way into downtown Raleigh from the north on Capital Boulevard have to find an alternative Tuesday because the road remains closed.
Police shut off the road’s southbound lanes near Fairview Road on Monday morning after finding a water main under the pavement had broken. The city said repair work to the pipe had been completed by 1 p.m. Tuesday but that southbound Capital wouldn’t reopen until about 9 p.m. to give crews time to put down new pavement.
Motorists coming into town on Wade Avenue are unaffected.
Police made southbound drivers turn around at Fenton Street, and officers blocked access onto the southbound side from Wake Forest Road and Atlantic Avenue.