RALEIGH - A section of Pulley Town Road will be closing early Monday, Oct. 20, weather
permitting, as part of the work for the Rolesville U.S. 401 Bypass project. The
contractor needs to close a small section of the road to build the interchange to
the new highway.
The contractor has 21 days to install storm drainage and concrete
islands, and make pavement and intersection improvements. Once it is re-opened,
traffic will be using a small portion of the new bypass.
A signed detour will be in place, using U.S. 401, N.C. 96 and Braham
Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and
to take the detour route into account when planning to drive along Pulley Town
Road. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch for detour signs, stay alert and obey
the posted speed limit.
The work is part of a $25 million project to build 5.8-miles of the
bypass between Louisbury Road and N.C. 96. It is intended to alleviate traffic
congestion for commuters between Raleigh and Franklin County in one of Wake
County's fastest growing communities.
The new roadway is south of the existing U.S. 401, and includes
intersections with Jonesville Road, Rolesville Road and Pulley Town Road before
being joined again by the existing highway just before reaching N.C. 96. The
contractor hopes to have the work completed by the end of the year. A two-mile
section of the bypass between Ligon Mill Road and Louisbury Road was completed
in December 2011.
For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in
North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.