Capital Boulevard scheduled to reopen after water main break

(Durrell Johnson/CBS North Carolina)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A ruptured water main, that shut down Capital Boulevard near Brentwood Road Wednesday afternoon, has been repaired and roads are scheduled to reopen Friday.

The City of Raleigh closed three southbound lanes of traffic within the 2900 block Capital Boulevard, between Huntleigh Drive and Brentwood Road for an emergency repair. The roadway is expected to reopen at 9 a.m. Friday, July 15. Delays are creating a significant back up in the area.

Because of traffic delays, the City asks drivers to avoid the area until the roads are repaired.

Wayne Turner, the owner of Turner Asphalt, said the repair is done in four parts. He also said this project is difficult to do in extreme heat.

In order to get the job done, Turner said 50 employees are working on each shift.

He says his company just finished repairing Six Forks Road after a water main break happened earlier this week.

“Hats off to our guys out here in the field for making it happen,” said Turner.  “We just have to keep our guys hydrated and do what it takes to get the job done.”

 

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