RALEIGH -A railroad improvement and safety project on Charlotte Avenue in Sanford will require the closure of the road near the intersection with U.S. 501 Business for two weeks, effective Tuesday, Sept. 2. The closure is needed so crews with CSX Railroad can raise the elevation of the tracks. Once this is complete, N.C. Department of Transportation crews will pave Charlotte Avenue to provide a smoother ride for motorists.During the closure, motorists should use the signed detour consisting of Third Street, Weatherspoon Drive and U.S. 501 Business.
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 www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website.