CHARLOTTE Wet weather is delaying a new traffic pattern on N.C. 49 in Mount Pleasant. Crews with the N.C. Department of Transportation were ready to shift traffic to new northbound lanes tomorrow between Walker Road and Empire Drive, but have decided to postpone the shift until 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19.
Contractor W.C. English Inc. will also shift traffic to new southbound lanes in the same area at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. Both traffic shifts should be completed by 4 p.m.
The new lanes are part of a $19.4 million contract to improve 2.1 miles of N.C. 49 from east of Walker Road to east of N.C. 73, including the replacement of the N.C. 73 bridge.
The project is scheduled to be completed in June 2014.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.
For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 983-4171.