RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh city officials said it will take crews much longer than originally thought to repair a sinkhole that opened up on Millbrook Road next to Shelley Lake Wednesday afternoon.
Only the west lanes of Millbrook Road were initially closed while crews worked Wednesday to repair the road.
But, officials now say Millbrook in both directions will be closed — possibly until Monday — as crews work to repair the sinkhole.
Early Wednesday evening, Raleigh officials said repairs will take several days and that Millbrook Road near North Hills Drive will be closed in both directions for the next few days.
A 24-inch sewer main collapsed, causing the sinkhole.
The road closed at 10 p.m. Wednesday between North Hills Drive and Oldtowne Road.
Raleigh officials have suggested the following detour routes:
• Motorists traveling westbound on W. Millbrook Road, by Shelley Lake, will turn right onto North Hills Drive, left onto Lynn Road, left onto Lead Mine Road and then right onto W Millbrook Road.
• Motorists traveling eastbound on W. Millbrook Road, by Shelley Lake, will turn left onto Lead Mine Road, right onto Lynn Road, right onto North Hills Drive, and then left onto W Millbrook Road.
Also, Shelley Lake Park’s south parking area will be inaccessible during repairs.
Millbrook is a NCDOT maintained road but it appears to be a sewer related issue so Raleigh crews are out there trying to fix it.