RALEIGH - Resurfacing work on the U.S. 74/76 Business and U.S. 701 Business loop
around the Columbus County courthouse in Whiteville is scheduled for the next
On Saturday, Oct. 19, a contractor will begin milling the roadway to
prep it for a new surface, weather permitting. Then on the following Saturday
morning, Oct. 26, crews will return to do the paving work.
Because it is a single lane loop, flagmen will be in place to direct
traffic onto side streets before motorists approach the courthouse to keep them
away from the construction area.
The resurfacing is needed as the loop was recently narrowed to
accommodate outside curbs and gutters that were moved for a sidewalk
improvement project. That work, done this past summer, saw the installation of
new wider sidewalks and handicapped ramps to accommodate pedestrians who will
be using the new Columbus County Courthouse Annex.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch for signs with construction
information and stay alert when approaching a construction area. 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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