- The N.C. Department of Transportation
will temporarily close the intersection of Purefoy Road and N.C. 86/South Columbia Street in Orange County next week as work progresses on the N.C 86/South Columbia Street enhancement project.The intersection will be closed from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day, beginning Monday, June 17, weather permitting, to allow crews to install curb and gutter and perform paving operations. The work is expected to be complete on Friday, June 21.During the closure, motorists will be able to access Purefoy Road from Mason Farm Road. The work is part of the $4.6 million project to widen and enhance N.C 86/South Columbia Street from Purefoy Road to Manning Drive. The project involves the construction of a center turn lane, bus pullouts, sidewalks and bike lanes, improving safety and the flow of traffic in the area. The project is expected to be complete by July 2014.NCDOT reminds motorists to stay alert, watch signs for construction information 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. 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.