Anyone who’s been driving around Irving Park in the last several months has come to know that much of the area is now a maze with the paths available seeming to change just about every few days. It will certainly be nice when Irving Park and the other parts of the city all have nice new pristine roads – or new water pipes as the case may be.

However, until then, navigating the streets of Greensboro is causing a lot of extra headaches on top of the already astounding amount of traffic that’s on the roads these days.

The city announces work that will change traffic patterns before it happens and lets drivers know what areas are to be avoided. And there are a lot of them to keep in mind this week.

 Beginning Tuesday, April 30, for instance, Sunset Drive between Country Club Drive and Pembroke Drive will be closed from 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, until 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 1.

 That’s due to roadway paving.  Navigating near this area is particularly interesting where the streets are lined with temporary above ground water pipes and even more challenging when Irving Park Elementary School is letting kids out of school.

The city’s advice for the Sunset Drive area is, “Motorists should expect delays around the area or use alternate routes.”

City officials also note that, for all scheduled road projects, weather conditions – as well as the availability of material and equipment – can cause project times to change.

That said, here are some other roadwork projects the city is planning this week.

The following three streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, from Monday, April 29 through Friday, May 3 for utility installation:

  • Tryon Street from Ashland Drive to Parkwood Drive
  • Oak Street from Gregory Street to Silver Avenue
  • Floyd Street from Meadowview Road to Daleview Place

Also from April 29 to May 3, sections of Greensboro’s streets listed below will be subject to various stages of resurfacing that will alter traffic flows in and around the work areas.

These are part of the city’s 2024 road paving projects, which are publicized each week.

During this four-day period, these road projects will either allow one-way traffic on alternating lanes or, in some cases, cause full road closures from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

  • Fairview St. between Fourth Street and Textile Drive, which will undergo paving.
  • Sunset Drive between Battleground Ave. and Elm Street will see milling and other work.
  • Vine Street between East Wendover Avenue and Textile Drive will be paved.
  • Walnut Street between Third Street and Textile Drive will also be paved.

The city is reminding drivers to attempt to avoid these areas where road crews are working or, if you don’t do that, follow the detour signs and adhere to the instructions of traffic flaggers.