RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — The newest phase of the $37 million overhaul of the Capital Boulevard Raleigh gateway project will close Dortch Street for 21 days. Drivers will have to detour from Capital Boulevard, North West Street and the southbound Capital Boulevard ramp off Wade Avenue.
And come this Sunday night, over on heavily-trafficked Peace Street, between Capital and Glenwood Avenue, crews will start phase 2 of construction on a new underground culvert – requiring another traffic shift along this stretch which is already down to one lane in each direction.
Construction of the Wade Avenue Bridge is moving along. It’s expected to be open to drivers by late spring or early summer.
That bridge along with the new bridge to be built over Peace Street are part of the massive project to turn this stretch into a more inviting gateway to the Capital City: wider sidewalks, bike paths, and decorative art on the new bridges.
New phase of @NCDOT’s Capital Blvd Bridges Project triggers more traffic changes and street closures to the dismay of a local small business trying to survive the construction. pic.twitter.com/o65UmUVvF1
— Joel Brown (@JoelBrownABC11) January 16, 2018
But over at Endless Grind, the 32-year-old skateboard shop at the corner of Peace and West Streets, they’re just hoping to see it all come to fruition.