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Road work, construction will continue to affect traffic

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Crews will continue paving work on East Fifth Street this week as it progresses from 10th to East Carolina University's campus.

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The Daily Reflector

Monday, July 16, 2018

Motorists can expect obstacles to continue in Greenville this week as paving and other roadwork and construction projects continue through through the city.

Paving crews made progress on East Fifth Street last week, laying asphalt in front of Green Springs Park and continuing work near East Carolina University’s campus.

The ongoing efforts are part of city’s annual street resurfacing work, which will improve close to 30 miles of city roads. The work began in ernest July 9.

Road resurfacing also is progressing on North Woodlawn Avenue (between Willow Street and East First Street) and Park Drive.

The 2018 resurfacing program was approved by City Council in June. The project will include resurfacing of 27.1 lane miles of city roads, as well as potholes repairs, ADA ramp upgrades, pavement markings and upgraded signal equipment.

The $4.4 million contract was awarded to Rose Brothers Paving Company Inc. of Ahoskie. All work is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

The major repaving work includes:

■ East Fifth Street (from Holly Street to East Tenth Street)

■ East Arlington Boulevard (SE Greenville Boulevard to Red Banks Road)

■ Hooker Road (Greenbrier Drive to Horseshoe Drive)

■ Red Banks Road (East Arlington Boulevard to Charles Boulevard)

Work also continues on the Town Creek Culvert with crews focusing on the section between Third Street and the Town Common. 

Crews currently are building the new section of pipeline that will run beneath Third Street — the road collapsed in 2016 because the culvert had so badly degraded there. The street will reopen after that stage of the culvert work is completed.

Other roads, including Fourth and Fifth streets, will be closed temporarily as work on the $33 million project continues in the coming weeks and months.

Construction near East Carolina University also is expected to continue to impact traffic on East 10th Street. It was reduced it to one lane in each direction near Charles Boulevard last week and delays are expected to continue through Tuesday.

Work in the Dickinson Avenue corridor near Pitt and Greene streets also will continue to affect traffic in that area. The University Edge apartment complex and the Greenville Transportation Activity Center is expected to wrap next month, with GTAC scheduled to open Aug. 9.

A full list of road repairs can be found at https://www.greenvillenc.gov/home/showdocument?id=16974

Follow Greenville Public Works on Twitter Public Works @Greenville_PWD for updates on these and other projects.

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