Street closings to cause traffic slow down, detours

Street closings to cause traffic slow down, detours
June 01
23:59 2016

Special to The Chronicle

Utility work and street repairs in the following areas will cause traffic slow down and detours throughout the city:

*Fifth Street, between Cherry and Marshall streets, will be closed from 1 to 9:30 p.m. today, Thursday, June 2, and from 8:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Friday, June 3, to accommodate the North Carolinians for Home Education Annual Conference being held at the Benton Convention Center. Exhibits normally set up in the lower level of the convention center, which is closed for renovations, will be set up in the Embassy Suites lobby. This will result in higher than normal foot traffic between the convention center and the hotel. This block of Fifth Street will also be closed as needed between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4.

*Portions of Sixth, Liberty and Trade streets will be closed from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, for the monthly Gallery Hop.

*Fourth Street will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4, between Spring and Marshall streets for the Salute! wine festival. Also closed will be Spruce Street between Holly and Fifth streets, and Poplar Street between Holly and 4½ streets. Detours will be posted.

*Cloister Drive, between Konnoak Drive and Woodvale Avenue, will be closed to through traffic today, June 2, to replace a drain pipe that passes under the street. Work is expected to be completed and the street reopened by the afternoon of June 7, weather permitting. A detour will be posted.

*New Hope Lane between Cleveland Avenue and North Liberty Street will remain closed to through traffic through June 3. A detour is posted.

*Work will be taking place at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and 23rd Street, and on Gray Avenue on either side of 18th Street, but these areas will not be closed. Traffic may be controlled by a flagger at times.

*Utilities is repairing or replacing aging water and sewer lines in the neighborhoods in the 21st Street basin. The project area is bordered by Liberty Street and U.S. 52 to the west, 25th Street to the north, 14th Street to the south and Attucks Street and Bowen Boulevard to the east.

*The following streets in Ardmore will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 3: Melrose Street will be closed between Westover Drive and Hawthorne Road.  Maplewood Avenue will be closed between Melrose and Coventry streets.  Hoyt Street will be closed between Ford and Collingwood streets. Detours will be posted for all street closures.

*Utilities is repairing or replacing aging water and sewer lines in the neighborhoods in an area called Ardmore Basin 1. The project area is between Westover Drive, Miller and Magnolia streets and Hawthorne Road. It also includes portions of Walker and Jefferson avenues and Hoyt, Collingwood, Ford and Bellview streets.

*North Stratford Road, between Runnymede Road and Reynolda Road, is scheduled to be repaved beginning on Friday, June 3. During these operations, traffic will be controlled by a flagger. Motorists should expect delays or take an alternate route.

Information about the project, including a map of the project area, is posted at For more information call CityLink 311.

About Author

WS Chronicle

WS Chronicle

Related Articles


Featured Sponsor

Receive Chronicle Updates

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.



More Sponsors