Raleigh - The N.C. Department of Transportation will close the intersection of Gillespie Street and Russell Street on Tuesday, March 22. The closure is required to perform full-depth patching of the Russell Street roadway across Gillespie Street. It will start at 9 a.m., with the intersection to be reopened no later than 5 p.m. the same day.
Motorists will use Williams Street, Blount Street/Campbell Avenue and Cool Springs Street following a marked detour.
The work is associated with a project to improve storm drainage on Russell Street from Gillespie Street to Cross Creek Street. Crews are replacing approximately 900 feet of storm drainage pipe and improving future storm drainage along the route. After the roadway settled in numerous locations along the route, crews investigated the area and found the existing storm drain on Russell Street was failing, and the terracotta pipe material had extensive cracking.
Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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