10th Street Connector closing again for weekend construction

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - After an exciting opening earlier this week, the 10th Street Connector in Greenville and another major intersection are closing Friday night.

Department of Transportation crews will work around the clock this weekend to put the finishing touches on the 10th Street Connector in what's being called a "marathon weekend" of construction.

This weekend's work includes shutting down the intersection of Memorial Drive and Stantonsburg Road at 7 p.m. Friday.

Crews will lay asphalt to raise the elevation of the intersection.

Traffic will be detoured onto Arlington Boulevard, Dickinson Avenue and N.C. 43/ 5th Street.

The intersection should be back open by 5 a.m. on Monday.



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The long-awaited 10th Street Connector in Greenville is finally open and local businesses are optimistic about the impact it will have.

Department of Transportation workers opened the new highway Wednesday evening.

The project will help facilitate a better flow of traffic between the medical district and the center of Greenville.

The $30 million project began in October 2015 and was supposed to open last November 15th.

DOT says issues like relocation of utilities that weren't in original plans, as well as Hurricanes Florence and Matthew, caused delays.

Business owners downtown say the new 10th Street Connector will help funnel traffic to the downtown area and they are happy to finally see it open.

The intersection will be closed at 7:00 p.m. Friday and will reopen by 5:00 a.m. Monday.

The DOT says drivers should be aware of future lane closures throughout the spring.

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The long-awaited 10th Street Connector in Greenville is finally open.

Department of Transportation workers opened the new highway this afternoon.

The project will help facilitate a better flow of traffic between the medical district and the center of Greenville.

The $30 million project began in October of 2015 and was supposed to open November 15th.

The D.O.T. says issues like relocation of utilities that weren't in original plans, as well as Hurricanes Florence and Matthew, caused delays.

While the new highway is now open, it will close this weekend, along with the intersection of Memorial Drive and Stantonsburg Road. The D.O.T. says crews will be raising the elevation of the intersection with layers of new asphalt.

The intersection will be closed at 7 p.m. Friday and will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

The D.O.T. says drivers should be aware of future lane closures throughout the spring.