RALEIGH - Work on the Rolesville U.S. 401 Bypass project will require the
closure of Rolesville Road the first weekend of November, weather permitting. The contractor is installing a pipe under the road between Quarry Road and Virginia Waters
The closure is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, with
the road re-opened by 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 4 to handle rush hour traffic.
Thru traffic going toward the Town of Rolesville will be detoured to
turn left on Mitchell Mill Road, right on Jonesville Road and right on U.S. 401
to return to Rolesville Road. Drivers leaving Rolesville will follow that route
in reverse. There will be local traffic access for Century Farm Road.
The work is part of a $25 million project to build 5.8-miles of the
bypass between Louisbury Road and N.C. 96. It is intended to alleviate traffic
congestion for commuters between Raleigh and Franklin County in one of Wake
County's fastest growing communities.
The new roadway will go south of the existing U.S. 401, and include
intersections with Jonesville Road, Rolesville Road and Pulleytown Road before being
joined again by the existing highway just before reaching N.C. 96. It is
expected to be open by July 2014. A two-mile section between Ligon Mill Road
and Louisbury Road was completed in December 2011.
For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in
North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.