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Newest Section of Sanford Bypass Opens on Friday

RALEIGH -The 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 N.C. 87.

It is 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.

While 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.

Work 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.

***NCDOT***

2/19/2018 7:51 AM

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