Raleigh - A section of Rogers Road in Rolesville washed out by Hurricane Matthew reopened early this afternoon. Floodwater conditions had blown out a 48-inch metal pipe, as well as the roadway above it.
The Department of Transportation determined a larger culvert was needed as a replacement so a custom-made 12 1/4 foot by 7 1/4 foot structure was ordered from a manufacturer. While waiting for its arrival, the construction company hired for the repairs dug out more of the roadway and the ground underneath so the larger culvert would fit, and a waterline was relocated.
Once the culvert was in place, the hole was backfilled, and final paving took place over the past couple of days.