Sanford Bypass takes another step toward completion on Friday when the 2.3-mile
section that goes between east of N.C. 42 and N.C. 87 near Harvey Faulk Road opens
for motorists. The $26.7 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project
has been under way since February 2010, and completes a link between U.S. 1 and
projected that 18,000 vehicles a day will take advantage of the new road. They will
be traveling on a four-lane highway with a divided median, with an interchange
at U.S. 421 and a traffic signal at the Horner Boulevard/Wilson Road intersection.
the road will be open, the project isn't quite completed. Once warmer weather
returns in the spring, more permanent thermoplastic pavement markings will be
put on the highway.
remains under way on the final section of the bypass, a $30.2 million dollar
project on the northern side that includes five bridges as part of a link
between U.S. 1 and U.S. 421. When it is completed, the bypass will provide a
connector route to Fort Bragg and Greensboro, and ease congestion through
Sanford, especially on Horner Boulevard. It is scheduled to wrap up by October.