Business owners worry about Oleander closure

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Submitted: Mon, 03/19/2012 - 3:54am
Updated: Wed, 03/21/2012 - 5:00pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Part of one of Wilmington’s most traveled roads will be closed for construction work this week. Starting Monday, Oleander Drive will be shut down between Mimosa Place and Dawson Street. The Department of Transportation and CSX will work on the railroad tracks in that area causing the closure.

David Goodson, owner of the Greenfield Xchange antique store, says the closure will make for a tough week.

“Traffic is critical here for our business, because we depend on strictly traffic flow,” Goodson sadi. “We have repeat business, but if they’ve got to go out of their way to get here, it’s going to really affect our bottom line.”

The DOT has signs up to make drivers aware of the change. They advise eastbound and westbound travelers to use Shipyard Blvd. instead.

The closed stretch of Oleander Drive is expected to reopen Thursday around 11 p.m.

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2 Comments on "Business owners worry about Oleander closure"

2015 years 8 months ago

I travel Oleander frequently and have never heard of or seen Greenfield Xchange.

2015 years 8 months ago

Folks of the City of Wilmington, you are a bunch of whiners, you whine when it needs repairing, so CSX is fixing a problem that will help the motorist of Wilmington, yes it is a 4 day repair that should last 20-25 years if NCDOT maintains the road surface on both sides of this new concrete crossing, so find you another route for just 3 more days and than you can whine about something else.