The N.C. Department of Transportation
is preparing to begin a $425,000 resurfacing and median construction project in Goldsboro that will improve safety and driving conditions along Wayne Memorial Drive.Starting Friday, Oct. 10, weather permitting, crews with S.T. Wooten Co. of Wilson will begin a repaving project on Wayne Memorial Drive between U.S. 70/11th Street and Country Day Road. Once the existing pavement has been milled, temporary pavement markings will be installed and crews will begin construction of a concrete median in the current middle lane of Wayne Memorial Drive. After the concrete for the median has been poured, S.T. Wooten will then finish paving the road. Work will be completed in approximately four weeks, weather permitting.Constructing a median improves safety along this road by preventing traffic from turning left in front of on-coming vehicles. The median will be between existing signals at intersections along Wayne Memorial Drive. Traffic on Wayne Memorial Drive wanting to turn left at areas where there is not an intersection will travel to the next break in the median, make a U-turn and then turn right at their destination. By paving the road and constructing the median at the same time, crews will be able to save time, money and materials on the project, as well as eliminate the need for additional lane closures at a later date.Lane closures will be in place during construction. 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.