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NCDOT to Start Paving Preparation Work Monday on Fifth Avenue in Lexington

RALEIGH The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to resurface two major roads in Lexington this spring -Main Street and Fifth Avenue. Before the paving work begins, crews must first make some minor repairs to the pavement to ensure it serves as a good foundation for the new layer of asphalt."We want to maximize the service life of the road and make our asphalt investment last longer," said NCDOT Davidson County Maintenance Engineer Mark Crook. "That is why we will seal cracks and patch potholes before the resurfacing work starts."On Monday, April 15, crews will begin repairing the pavement on Fifth Avenue from Main Street to I-85 Business. Weather permitting, the work will occur on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until it is complete.On Monday, April 22, crews will begin crack sealing and patching operations on Main Street from Grimes Boulevard to I-85 Business. To minimize the impact on local businesses, NCDOT will work on weekdays from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting. During this time, the department will close sections of Main Street and detour traffic onto Center Street and State Street.The resurfacing work is scheduled to start in the coming weeks, with final completion set for June 30.NCDOT encourages motorists to go slow, pay attention to construction-related signs and avoid distractions as they travel through the work zones.For real-time travel information any time, call 511, visit our travel webpage or follow NCDOT on 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.

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2/19/2018 7:50 AM