- Beginning next week, the N.C. Department of Transportation
will close Turner Smith Road near Swaney Road in Guilford County to replace two pipes under the road. Weather permitting, work will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26. Turner Smith Road will remain closed for the duration of the work and is expected to reopen by 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. To detour around the work zone, motorists may take N.C. 61 to N.C. 150 to Middlestream Road back to Turner Smith Road. A map of the detour route can be seen here.NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.