As progress on the U.S. 401 Rolesville Bypass project continues, the contractor
plans to close a section of Jonesville Road to build its connection with the
bypass, starting the morning of Monday, Nov. 24. The roadway is expected to
re-open by Sunday, Dec. 21.
The closure is needed so crews can install a
drainage system and concrete islands, as well as do paving and pavement marking
work for the new traffic pattern. Once re-opened, motorists on Jonesville Road
will be traveling on a small portion of the bypass.
A signed detour will
be in place, using Mitchell Mill, Forestville and Louisburg roads.
Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling
in the area of the road closures and to take the detour routes into account for
possible delays. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch for detour signs, stay alert
and obey the posted speed limit.
Similar work has
been done earlier this fall for the Rolesville Road and Pulleytown Road
intersections. This section of the bypass is a $25 million
project to build 5.8-miles of highway 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
has the three intersections before being joined again by the existing highway
and 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.