Granville Street to experience closures through February

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An image of a "Utility Work" sign on Granville Street

EDENTON -- Granville Street will be undergoing some closures over the next six weeks, so motorists please take heed! 

Some necessary sewer repair work is required between West Freemason Street and West Queen Street, so Granville Street will be closing intermittently, block by block, over the next few weeks, so that the repairs can be made. 

The first closure, beginning January 16, will take place between West Freemason and West Carteret streets. When the work is completed, contractors will move southbound and close the next block. This process will continue until the work is completed. 

"This work, which will be performed by a contractor, will allow us to complete much-needed sewer repairs along the Granville Street corridor," said Tyler Newman, Public Information Officer. "Once these repairs are complete, NCDOT's contractor can begin paving the street later this year." 

The sewer work needs to be completed in advance of any paving, simply because it becomes quite a hassle -- and a waste of taxpayer dollars -- to dig up streets once they are freshly paved. We anticipate this work to wrap up by the end of February, but will notify the public if it continues. We advise drivers to take Broad Street as an alternate route to downtown or to West Queen Street during these closures. 

A map of the closures can be found attached below.