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Threat of Rain Postpones This Weekend's Scheduled Closure of Rolesville Road

RALEIGH - This weekend's scheduled closure of Rolesville Road for work on the Rolesville U.S. 401 Bypass project has been postponed because of the threat of rain. The new schedule has the closure taking place from 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 until 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, weather permitting.

The closure is needed so the contractor can install a pipe under the road between Quarry Road and Virginia Waters Lane.

During the closure, through 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.

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2/19/2018 7:49 AM