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Two road projects on tap this week

By Steve Herring
Published in News on June 16, 2013 1:50 AM

Two road projects, one on South George Street and the other on New Hope Road, are expected to be under way this week and could pose problems for motorists as they make their way around Goldsboro.

State Department of Transportation work crews are scheduled to begin work Monday replacing a center line pipe under New Hope Road in front of Eastern Wayne High School.

That project is expected to take about a week.

The second project involves replacing the railroad crossing on South George Street near Carver Boulevard. CSX Transportation is doing the work that is expected to begin Wednesday and be completed on Thursday.

The crossing replacement has been on tap for several weeks, but has been delayed because of several reasons, including a backlog of work for CSX, said Luther Thompson, DOT maintenance supervisor for the county.

DOT work crews will do the work on New Hope Road to replace the centerline pipe under the road.

Thompson said the pipe that carries water from one side of the road to the other has been a problem for some time. It was patched earlier as a temporary fix, he said.

New Hope Road is busy, particularly when school is in session, Thompson said. That is why it was decided not to begin the work until after school had ended for the year, he said.

The existing pipe will be replaced with a larger one to help handle the flow of water, he said. It is a big project because it is a three-lane section of road, he said.

Also, it is complicated because of the utilities, including water and communications, located along both sides of the road, Thompson said.

During construction, traffic will be detoured along Mark Edwards Road to Hood Swamp Road to U.S. 13 and back to Central Heights Road, he said.