Fire Tower Road Construction Detour

By: Cassandra Bell/Heather King
By: Cassandra Bell/Heather King

The reprieve from a detour courtesy of the winter weather threat is over. The detour begins Wednesday at Fire Tower and Corey Roads in Greenville.

Your can still travel Fire Tower, but during this construction phase you cannot turn onto Corey Road.

Traffic is being detoured down Fire Tower Road to County Home Road to Worthington Road. Local traffic only will be allowed down Corey Road.

The Department of Transportation says the work will be done on Monday, March 23.



Officials delay the closure of Corey Road in the Firetower Road construction project due to the threat of snow Sunday night into Monday morning.

The closure was supposed to take place Monday March 2, but has been delayed until Wednesday, March 4th. That's when the intersection of Firetower and Corey road is scheduled to be shut down for three weeks because of the major construction project.

The Fire Tower Road Project requires that this intersection be brought to a final grade of approximately 2 to 3 feet above the existing pavement. A complete closing of this intersection is required to perform this work.

Traffic will be detoured down Fire Tower Road to County Home Road to Worthington Road. Local Traffic only will be allowed down Corey Road.


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  • by Anoynomous Location: Greenville on Mar 24, 2009 at 08:27 AM
    When will this road open back up today is 3/24/09? It states it would be finished on 3/23/09.
  • by Jb Location: Greenville on Mar 4, 2009 at 06:09 PM
    Hey, Freddie, just leave a little early...you'll be ok!
  • by Brian Location: Greenville on Mar 4, 2009 at 04:37 PM
    Urban sprawl is the big problem and there is no controlling that. People own land and they want to develope it and make some money. It's just a little inconvience that we are going to have to tolerate for a while. As Freddie pointed out, that is a residential area so working at night is out of the question. Nobody in the area would get any sleep. Not to mention the cost of doing work at night. Taxpayers are paying for job remember? That area is very heavily populated and there is really no good way to handle it. Folks need plan to leave earlier to avoid some congestion. Once this whole job is over it will be easier to get around.
  • by Freddie Location: Winterville on Mar 4, 2009 at 03:21 PM
    I just watched the documentary on the road closure. If you want to provide news that city/county/DOT leaders should be aware of, take a ride down County Home Rd. from Firetower to Worthington. I live on Corey Rd. and this morning traffic was backed up from Firetower past the 4 way stop at Worthington. Additionally, Worthington was backed up to the Corey Rd. intersection. I think that the DOT could have worked out a better plan to not create such a traffic nightmare at this time of the day. Other cities, work is done during the night so as not to disrupt traffic during peak times. If this is going to last for 3 weeks, there is bound to be many accidents not to mention numerous children late for school at the expense of not being able to work around peak traffic times. Also, talk with the residents of Windsor and see how they feel about the traffic and the safety for their children playing in the neighborhood. There has to be a better option.
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