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Portion of Olde Mill Stream greenway closed for sewer improvement operations

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WAKE FOREST — Gaines & Company Site Development, a contractor working on behalf of Raleigh Water (formerly city of Raleigh Public Utilities Department), has closed a portion of the Olde Mill Stream section of the Richland Creek Greenway. The closure is necessary while crews make extensive improvements to the existing sewer system.

The work includes the excavation and replacement of the sewer line in existing easements behind homes along Barnford Mill Road, Hallswick Place and Wheddoncross Way. Construction activities also include the installation of temporary above-ground piping systems.

The improvements are needed to replace aging sewer infrastructure and increase system capacity to accommodate new development.

Signage and barricades have been posted to inform the public of the greenway closure. Officials strongly urge residents to obey the posted signage and avoid the construction site.

The work is expected to be completed and the greenway reopened in early January.

For more information, contact Raleigh Water’s Michael Derby at 919-996-2337 or Michael.Derby@raleighnc.gov.

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