Sinkhole repair could close section of Wake Forest Road in Raleigh for the rest of October

Wake County News
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The North Carolina Department of Transportation and the City of Raleigh are warning drivers about a road closure that could impact traffic near downtown Raleigh for the rest of the month.

Wake Forest Road between Sycamore and Harding streets will be closed beginning 7 a.m. Wednesday.

The City of Raleigh said a 700-foot sinkhole was discovered during the Blount Street/Person Street Corridor Project and the wastewater line needs to be replaced.

The project is estimated to be completed by Oct. 30.

The detour around the closure is as follows:

Northbound traffic:
Person Street;
Take a right on New Bern Avenue;
Take a left on Raleigh Boulevard;
Take a left on Crabtree Boulevard;
Take a left on Capital Boulevard;
Take the Old Louisburg Road exit; and,
To Atlantic Avenue or Wake Forest Road.

Southbound traffic:
Capital Boulevard;
Take a right onto the Peace Street exit on to West Johnson Street;
Take a right on North Harrington Street to continue to Peace Street;
Take a right on Peace Street; and,
To Blount Street or Person Street.

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