RALEIGH - The N.C. 211 widening project in Moore
County will shift to some night work starting Sunday, June 2. The contractor
for the $29 million project will be widening and paving eastbound lanes of the
highway to set up a temporary traffic shift between Page Road and the traffic
circle in Pinehurst. The work is scheduled to take place between 8 p.m. and 6
a.m. on Monday through Friday nights, and between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. on
weekends, and should take just under two weeks.
Once the temporary
lanes are in place, traffic will be shifted onto the new roadway to allow crews
to safely construct new westbound lanes for N.C. 211 in that area.
Message boards in
place will alert motorists of the work zone, and access to all homes and
businesses along that stretch will remain open.
The N.C. 211 project
is converting 7.6 miles of the highway to four lanes divided by a grass median
from N.C. 73 in West End to the traffic circle in Pinehurst. Work on the
project is expected to continue through May 2014, and motorists can expect
various lane shifts and closures throughout the project area.
Motorists are urged to
use extra caution in work zones to protect themselves, their passengers, other
motorists and the construction crews. Drivers need to follow traffic and
construction warning signs in work zones, watch out for flagmen and workers along
the roadway and pay attention to the road conditions around them.
regarding the project may be referred to Chuck Dumas, Resident Engineer or Jim
Dietrich, Senior Assistant Resident Engineer at 910-944-7554.