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Why did the two gas stations at Kerr and Market close?

Wayne Faulkner
StarNews
Gas stations on both sides of Market Street at Kerr Avenue have closed. StarNews photo by Si Cantwell.

Gas stations on both sides of Market Street at Kerr Avenue have closed. StarNews photo by Si Cantwell.

Q. There are two gas stations on the corners of Kerr Avenue and Market Street. Both have closed down. Why did they close and are they being replaced by some new business?

A. The gas stations – one on the northwest corner and the other on the southeast corner of the intersection – have closed to make way for the widening of Kerr Avenue from Randall Road to the Martin Luther King Drive, said Jackson Provost, division construction engineer for the N.C. Department of Transportation.

DOT purchased enough of the property that the stations couldn’t stay in business, Provost said.

The project may not be complete until sometime in 2017, he said. Utilities will start to be relocated in the next few months and contracts are scheduled to be let beginning in November 2014.. Construction probably will start in early 2015, Provost said.

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