If you’ve tried to get between Downtown Raleigh and I-440 on Glenwood South in the past few months, you’ll know that this particular path of travel is just as frustrating as driving down Hillsborough Street any time in the past year.
It looks like this transit agony will continue throughout the Summer with the NCDOT closing a few lanes just south of Five Points over the new few months and go down to one lane each way. Hopefully this won’t affect Five Points too much, but surely The Rialto will suffer from lack of parking on Glenwood as well as a few other local businesses. The project is scheduled to be finished by the end of August.
Crews will close one direction at a time on Glenwood Avenue beginning on the westbound side. Traffic will be shifted into the eastbound lanes in a two-lane, two-way pattern. During this new traffic pattern, motorists can expect the following impacts:
* The ramp from westbound Glenwood Avenue to westbound Wade Avenue will be closed.
* Motorists needing to access westbound Wade Avenue from westbound Glenwood Avenue will take Oberlin Road to Wade Avenue.
* The ramp from westbound Wade Avenue to westbound Glenwood Avenue will be closed.
* Motorists needing to access westbound Glenwood Avenue from westbound Wade Avenue will take Oberlin Road to Glenwood Avenue.
* Harvey Street will be closed at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue.
* West Aycock Street will be closed at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue.
UPDATE: John Munson, the co-owner and manager of the Rialto, contacted New Raleigh to let us (and our readers) know that the Rialto has negotiated agreements with Underwood Elementary School, Hayes-Barton Baptist Church, and Dr. Andreaus’ dentist office to allow customers use of their lots during the construction project. Curb parking on Scales, Fairview, Glenn, and Harvey will be available at certain times as well.