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Road work planned to reduce Glendale Drive flooding

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Flooding at the intersection at Glendale and Medical Park drives has plagued motorists for years. In this December 2012 file photo, a Wilson firefighter finds the safest route responding to a motorist stuck in high water during a rain storm.
Flooding at the intersection at Glendale and Medical Park drives has plagued motorists for years. In this December 2012 file photo, a Wilson firefighter finds the safest route responding to a motorist stuck in high water during a rain storm.
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Construction begins today as crews work to address flooding concerns at an intersection near Wilson Medical Center.

Crews will spend roughly four months working on Glendale Drive at its intersections with Katherine Court and Medical Park Drive.

“This project was designed to alleviate the flooding at the intersection by upgrading pipes and dispersing water in different directions,” said Rebecca Agner, Wilson communications and marketing director. “This area has been a concern for the city for many years, and this project has been in the works for three years.”

Officials said lanes will be closed periodically through the construction, but the intersections will remain open.

“This is a main corridor, therefore it is important to keep it open, especially for emergency access,” Agner said.

Work will include replacing the drainage pipes, raising the intersection and repaving the streets. While the project will have a direct impact on localized flooding, officials acknowledged other work is necessary to address flooding up and downstream.

Check the city of Wilson’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WilsonNC/ for updates on construction and closures.

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