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NCDOT to Install Lane, Road Closures During Railroad Crossing Project in Mount Airy

SHELBY-On Friday, Sept. 12, theN.C. Department of Transportationwill begin work on a Yadkin Valley Railroad crossing improvement project requiring temporary lane and road closures around the intersection of U.S. 52 and U.S. 601 in Mount Airy.

The project will be completed in roughly one week, and work will be done in two phases.

Phase One, beginning Friday, Sept. 12:

Northbound traffic on U.S. 52 will be shifted to one lane, andtheportion of Rockford Streetbetween U.S. 52 and the Prime Sirloin restaurantwill be closed.Hospital traffic will need to follow a signed detour that will be in place and direct motorists to Worth Street.This traffic pattern will remain in place through Monday, Sept. 15.

Phase Two, beginning immediately after the completion of Phase One:

Southbound U.S. 52 will be closed south of U.S. 601. A signed detour will be in place and direct motorists to take U.S. 601 South and Interstate 74 East. This phase of the project should be completed by Friday, Sept. 19.

The existing railroad crossing is in deteriorating condition and needs to be replaced. The improvement project will includeremovingexisting rubber panels on the crossing and replacing them with concrete panels.

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2/15/2018 5:23 PM