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Plans for bridge replacements near downtown take shape

OCT 7, 2015

Plans are taking shape for replacing bridges at Peace Street and Wade Avenue that intersect with Capital Boulevard, projects that will update the northern gateway into downtown Raleigh.

Next summer, the state Department of Transportation will begin replacing the bridges, potentially snarling traffic until 2019.

City Council members got their first glimpse at what the new bridges could look like during a meeting Wednesday.

The Capital Boulevard bridge over Peace Street will be reconfigured and will extend slightly farther to the north. New ramps will carry traffic between the two roads. The bridge will include sidewalks and a grass median.

The new bridge that carries westbound traffic from Capital Boulevard to Wade Avenue and northbound traffic from Wade Avenue to Capital will be wider, higher and longer than the existing bridge, and it will be moved slightly to the northeast.


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