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Angier Area Intersection Closing for Two Weeks Starting Monday

RALEIGH - An N.C. Department of Transportation project to improve the intersection of Old Fairground Road and Massengill Pond Road southeast of Angier in Johnston County will require a 14-day closure of the intersection, starting Monday, August 25. The closure is needed so crews can realign the intersection and reverse the traffic pattern from the current setup. The changes are being made to improve mobility through the area.

Motorists using Massengill Pond Road currently have to stop at the intersection with Old Fairground Road, while traffic on Old Fairground Road has the right-of-way to go through the intersection without stopping. The change will allow drivers on Massengill Pond Road to go through the intersection, while traffic heading south on Old Fairground Road will have to stop.

A signed detour will be in place:

  • Going south on Old Fairground Road:

Left on Stephenson Road, right on Zack's Mill Road, right on N.C. 50, right on Elevation Road, right on Benson-Hardee Road back to Old Fairground Road

  • Going north on Old Fairground Road:

Right on Benson-Hardee Road, left on Elevation Road, left on Zack's Mill Road, left on Stephenson Road back to Old Fairground Road

  • Massengill Pond Road traffic heading towards Old Fairground Road:

Right on Ridge Road, right on Johnston County Road, left on Benson-Hardee Road back to Old Fairground Road

  • Massengill Pond Road traffic coming from Old Fairground Road:

Left on Benson-Hardee Road, right on Johnston County Road, right on Ridge Road back to Massengill Pond Road.

Work on the $712,541 project is scheduled to wrap up Sept. 8.

Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. 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 the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on 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.

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2/15/2018 5:23 PM