Airport Road will remain open during project
Raleigh - The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a portion of one lane of Airport Road in Manteo between Old U.S. 64 and the entrance to the Dare County Airport starting at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, weather permitting. The closure is necessary for crews to begin concrete repairs along the road.
One 500-to 1,000-foot-long section of road will be closed at a time while crews remove and replace concrete. As one section is completed, crews will move on to the next until all areas have been addressed. Work will take place at approximately 60 different locations along this heavily-traveled road. One lane will remain open at all times and flaggers or portable traffic signals will direct traffic through the work zone. No work can take place overnight or during weekends from sunset on Fridays until sunrise on Mondays.
A $296,550 contract was awarded to Barnhill Contracting Co. of Tarboro for the project, which is expected to be complete by Nov. 21.Crews on Monday will begin saw-cutting concrete in large sections, with a daytime-only lane closure in place along Airport Road at the location of the work. Cutting the concrete will make it easier for crews to remove these sections later.
Starting as early as Monday, Sept. 21, weather permitting, crews will then begin removing the concrete sections that were cut and will proceed with pouring new concrete. This work will also require a lane closure at the location while work is taking place. Because it takes time for concrete to harden to the point where it can support vehicular traffic, lane closures will be in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week even though work will not take place overnight and on weekends.
The Dare County Municipal Airport and the N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island will remain accessible during the project. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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