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NCDOT to Temporarily Close Guilford College Road in Greensboro This Weekend as High Point Road Widening Project Progresses

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close a section of Guilford College Road in Greensboro this weekend as part of the ongoing High Point Road widening project.Crews will close Guilford College Road just south of High Point Road at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 11, weather permitting. The closure is necessary to allow crews to perform pavement wedging work. The road will reopen by 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 13.During the closure, motorists will use Vickery Chapel Road to High Point Road back to Guilford College Road as the signed detour route.The $40.1 million 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. Work on the High Point Road widening project began in October 2012 and is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 15, 2015, with landscaping and vegetation work continuing until May 13, 2016.For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/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.

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2/15/2018 5:24 PM

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