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[Update 11am Wednesday: The repairs were finished and Wade Avenue was reopened shortly before 10 a.m.]
Wade Avenue will be closed between the 2800 and 3100 blocks until 12 noon Wednesday -- forcing detours and delays for folks driving to work this morning.
Drivers on four-lane Wade will be rerouted via two-lane Dixie Trail, Hillsborough Street and Brooks Avenue. In other words: find another route to work Wednesday morning.
The city of Raleigh announced the closing to allow repairs to an 8-inch sewer main:
Motorists should use the following alternate routes during the closure:
· Inbound Wade Avenue toward Downtown from the Dixie Trail intersection --- Traffic will be detoured right to travel south along Dixie Trail to Hillsborough Street, left on Hillsborough Street to Brooks Avenue, and then left on Brooks Avenue to eastbound Wade Avenue heading toward Downtown; and,
· Outbound Wade Avenue from the Brooks Avenue intersection --- Traffic will be detoured left to Brooks Avenue, right on Hillsborough Street, right on Dixie Trail, then left to westbound Wade Avenue heading toward Interstate 40, I-440 and the Wade Avenue Interchange.