- On Saturday, June 14, weather permitting, the N.C. Department of Transportation
will close the intersection of High Point Road and Millis Road/Bonner Drive to realign the intersection as part of the High Point Road widening project.The closure is necessary to reroute High Point Road to its new location between Vickery Chapel Road and Guilford College Road. As part of the intersection realignment, Stanford Road will be permanently closed where it connects to existing High Point Road.The work is scheduled to be completed by 11 p.m. on Monday, July 14. During the closure, motorists will use Vickery Chapel Road and the newly constructed section of High Point Road as the detour route. A map of the area is attached. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, obey the posted speed limit, and allow additional time to reach their destinations.Work on the $40.1 million High Point Road widening project began in October 2012. The project involves widening a four-mile section of High Point Road from two lanes to four lanes with a median and constructing a new interchange with I-73, which will be the first diverging diamond interchange in the Greensboro area. The diverging diamond interchange is unique because it allows traffic moving in two directions to temporarily cross to the left side of the road, moving a high volume of traffic through the intersection without increasing the number of lanes and traffic signals. This innovative design will allow motorists to easily access I-73 from High Point Road and will prevent the congestion and crashes that can occur when vehicles back up on interstate ramps. Construction is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 15, 2015, with landscaping and vegetation work continuing until May 13, 2016.
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