GREENSBORO, N.C. -- All lanes of Wendover Ave. have reopened Monday morning, after overnight construction of a resurfacing project ended at 6 a.m.
Police assisted construction workers as they finished picking up cones, which had shut down an inside lane until shortly after 6 a.m.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NC DOT) said it expects the project to continue through Thursday, Oct. 2, but construction could end sooner if weather does not interfere.
The project is a resurfacing of a two-mile stretch along Wendover Ave. between Clifton Rd. and W. Market St.
This project is part of annual resurfacing maintenance contracts. NC DOT said it reviews roads in all of the division and routinely re-surfaces roads that are beginning to crack.
This resurfacing project is essentially a continuation of re-surfacing on Wendover Ave. last summer on a stretch from Battleground Ave. to Market St.
NC DOT said the project is estimated to cost the state approximately $1.1 million and will entail only resurfacing--not restructuring--of the roadway.
People who live in surrounding neighborhoods have expressed concern about light and noise disturbances from overnight work.
NC DOT division engineer Patty Eason said DOT has discussed these concerns with construction workers and reminded the workers not to slam their truck doors. She said workers also are being asked to use spotters, instead of backup alarms.