Repairs will be getting under way shortly for a water main break at the
Pittsboro downtown traffic circle. A contractor will use traffic cones to keep
vehicles moving around the work zone, but heavy congestion is expected in the
area during the evening rush hour.
broken water main is not related to the Town of Pittsboro's waterline
replacement project, which resumes tonight on U.S. 15-501 just north of the
traffic circle. Beginning at 8 p.m., that work will close the roadway in
both directions between Park Drive and Lindsey Street until 6 a.m. on
Wednesday, May 1. The closure will allow crews to safely pour concrete over the
installed waterline and put down asphalt.
will open one lane of traffic at 6 a.m. on Wednesday to accommodate rush hour
traffic, with flagmen directing vehicles through the work zone. The other lane
is not expected to re-open until Wednesday afternoon, which will allow evening
rush hour traffic to return to a normal pattern.
project area is by the Chatham Mills shopping area, and will require Chatham
Mills traffic to use the Masonic Street entrance.
U.S. 15-501 work is expected to have a significant traffic impact through
Wednesday afternoon and drivers are urged to avoid the area if possible. For
commuters traveling between Sanford and Chapel Hill, an alternate route is U.S.
64 Bypass. Northbound N.C. 87 drivers should remain on that highway until
getting to the Bypass, then go east to get to U.S. 15-501. Southbound motorists
should head west on the Bypass, and then follow N.C. 87 south to US 15-501.
there will be flagmen on the roadway, NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs
for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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.