RALEIGH - Mother Nature did not cooperate today, with the day-long rain
preventing the scheduled paving of Old Stage Road in Garner at the location of
an emergency pipe replacement project. That means the road will remain closed
near Vandora Springs Road until Thursday.
The road was closed earlier this week when it was discovered a
cross-pipe under it began to fail at one end, and was causing damage to the
side of the road.
The road was closed and the pipe was dug out. A new pipe was put in
place Tuesday, with paving planned for today and a re-opening by tonight. Crews
will try paving again on Thursday.
The detour in place uses Vandora Springs Road, Timber Drive and Woodland
Road to get around the closure.
The N.C. Department of Transportation reminds motorists to watch signs
for road closure and detour information, stay alert and obey the posted speed
For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel
or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly
version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type m.ncdot.gov into the browser
of your smartphone.