CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation next week will start work on a roundabout where Sikes Mill Road, Tom Helms Road, Love Mill Road, East Lawyers Road and Old Camden Road intersect in Unionville. Weather permitting, construction will start at 9 a.m. Monday, July 14.
Contractor J.T. Russell and Sons will close the area where these roads meet through August 24. NCDOT will post a detour for motorists along Unionville Road, Sikes Mill Road, Tom Boyd Road, Old Concord Road, N.C. 200, and Haigler Baucom Road back to Sikes Mill Road north of the closure.
The new roundabout will create a one-way intersection that requires approaching motorists to yield to circulating traffic, often eliminating the need to come to a complete stop. This keeps traffic in the roundabout flowing and prevents backups and 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. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.
For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 289-1330.