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Resurfacing Project on U.S. 15/501 in Pittsboro Resumes Tonight

RALEIGH - Work on an N.C. Department of Transportation project to resurface 3.4 miles of U.S. 15/501 in Pittsboro resumes tonight. Working from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m., crews will be milling the existing asphalt surface from the traffic circle heading north to prepare the roadway for paving that is expected to begin next week. Once tonight's work is complete, crews will return on Monday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. to adjust utilities within the roadway. The paving work is expected to start the next night.

The work will require the narrowing of lanes and/or the closing of one lane during the overnight hours. The paving on this section of U.S. 15/501 is expected to take about two weeks.

The work is part of a $3 million contract awarded S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson that also includes resurfacing an 11.7-mile section of N.C. 902 and 10 miles over seven secondary roads in Chatham County.

The U.S. 15/501 portion of the project calls for resurfacing between near Powell Place Lane/Lowes Drive north of the Pittsboro traffic circle and N.C. 87 south of the circle. The project is scheduled to wrap up by Nov. 15.

Because it is a busy commuter and commercial route, the work on U.S. 15/501 will be done at night, with the contractor not allowed to close or narrow a lane of traffic between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.

Drivers traveling through Pittsboro between Sanford and Chapel Hill can avoid the construction area by using the U.S. 64 Bypass. Northbound drivers should remain on N.C. 87 until getting to the bypass, then go east to get to U.S. 15-501 North. Southbound motorists should head west on the bypass, and then follow N.C. 87 south to US 15-501.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. Updated travel information is also available by calling 511 or online at www.ncdot.gov/travel. In addition, NCDOT now offers travel information on Twitter.

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2/19/2018 7:50 AM