From mudslides in the mountains to sinkholes in the city, crews have been working around the clock to repair roads damaged by all the recent rain.
The entrance to the Holly Ridge neighborhood has become the best option for drivers to make U-turns. They are forced to turn around after crews blocked a section of Mount Holly-Huntersville Road after a pipe burst and washed away dirt underneath the road.
Mount Holly-Huntersville Road is the latest in a string of local roads buckling under weeks of rain. Channel 9 told you about large hole left behind earlier this week after dirt washed away under Wilkinson Boulevard. Days before, crews were tackling problems in Huntersville along Bud Henderson and Gilead roads.
"With record rainfall over the past 90 days we've been trying to stay on top of the problems we are having and as we try to repair them, more pop up," said Jen Thompson with North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Thompson said in the last few wet weeks her office has seen several issues arise but the cause isn't always the same.
NCDOT and Charlotte Stormwater said the problems they are running into are situational. In some cases the pipes are old and give way.
In other cases debris or blockages are making the pipes vulnerable. Most of all, the soil is saturated and shifts, no longer able to support the pipes causing the pipes to separate or the roads to wash away.
Despite driver's frustrations, Thompson said overall our infrastructure is stable, but not immune to this unusual stretch of rainy weather.
The state still does not have estimates on how much all the road repairs in the area will cost.
Money for snow and ice removal possibly needed this winter comes from a statewide fund, so the repairs going on right now should not affect that budget.