GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Drivers using Arlington Boulevard in Greenville need to take another route for a few days starting Wednesday.
The section of road between Merry Lane near Red Banks Road and Firetower Road will close for a few days. This means potential traffic nightmares for the more than 30,000 people who typically travel the road every day.
Signs for detours will be posted. The main detour will take drivers down Charles Boulevard instead.
Greenville Public Works Senior Engineer Lisa Kirby says it should only take a few days unless something unexpected happens.
“If we get heavy rains, we may have to delay some of the work, in which case the detour or the lane closures would have to be pushed out,” Kirby said.
“Huge impacts to travel obviously. There’s almost 30 thousand average daily traffic load on arlington. So certainly through traffic will be impacted with the detour,” Kirby continued.
If all goes as planned, the portion of the road should reopen Saturday morning. However, there will be lane closures through next week while crews finish concrete work in the area. This is also expected to cause delays.
The city is replacing a 12-foot stormwater pipe near Merry Lane. Kirby says they’re being proactive to repair old deteriorated pipes throughout the city before they cause bigger problems.