Section of Greenville Boulevard closed Wednesday

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A section of Greenville Boulevard is closed due to construction Wednesday, which could cause major delays for drivers.

The railroad tracks near the intersection of 14th Street and Greenville Blvd. are being worked on, causing a detour around that area.

In a statement released by the Carolina Coastal Railway, it says the construction will start at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning and will be finished as early as Friday afternoon, weather permitting.

The detour will begin at Brownlea to 14th Street and back out to Greenville Boulevard.

It’s a part of an extension from the Evans Street work done a few weeks ago on the same section of track.

This is a part of the Carolina Coastal Railway’s plan to replace parts of the track.

They are working in connection with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The goal is to ultimately make your drive over the track smoother and less bumpy.

“The main thing is to think about alternative routes a different way of avoiding that area completely but if you can’t you can use the detour that goes through Brownlea and 14th Street,” said Steve Hamilton, an engineer for the NCDOT.

To help eliminate traffic DOT officials say if you’re familiar with Greenville to avoid the area if possible.

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