The N.C. Department of Transportation
is preparing to shift traffic on the 2.1 mile project widening N.C. 49 from east of Walker Road to east of N.C. 73 in Mount Pleasant on Tuesday, Dec. 3, weather permitting.
The traffic shift will allow crews to continue extending a culvert under the southbound lanes of N.C. 49. Northbound lanes will handle both directions of traffic while work continues into the spring of 2014. Message boards and other safety measures will be utilized to help motorists become familiar with the new traffic pattern.
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.