A section of N.C. 42 will be closed through the evening commute today in Clayton. Earlier today, Norfolk Southern Railroad closed the crossing on N.C. 42 at the intersection with U.S. 70 Business
to perform work. The crossing is expected to reopen to traffic at 8 p.m. today. The N.C. Department of Transportation is setting up signs alerting traffic to the closure and has put a detour in place. Traffic on N.C. 42 needing to access U.S. 70 Business will be directed on to Glen Laurel Road to Powhatan Road back to U.S. 70 Business. Norfolk Southern is expected to close this crossing again in two weeks to complete their project. 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.