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NCDOT Road Work Begins Today on 15-501 in Lee County

RALEIGH TheN.C. Department of Transportationbegan construction today on two roundabouts on U.S.15/501/Hawkins Avenue (U.S. 1 Business) at the U.S. 1 interchange (exit 71) in Sanford.

This project will work to address major traffic issues along the route. Associated with this project, there is a 60-day road closure on U.S. 15/501/Hawkins Avenue (U.S. 1 Business) and detours. The signed detour routes include:

Traveling south on U.S. 15/501/Hawkins Avenue exit onto the U.S. 1 southbound on-ramp prior to the U.S. 1 overpass bridge, continue on U.S. 1 south to Exit 69B (Burns Drive), take a right onto Burns Drive back to U.S. 15/501/Hawkins Avenue.

Traveling north on U.S. 15/501/Hawkins Avenue, exit onto the U.S. 1 northbound on-ramp prior to the U.S. 1 overpass bridge, continue on U.S. 1 north to Exit74 (Colon Road), take a left onto Colon Road, exit onto the U.S. 1 southbound on-ramp, continue on U.S. 1 south back to U.S.15/501/Hawkins Avenue (Exit 71).

Additionally, during the final seven days on U.S.15/501/Hawkins Avenue under the U.S.1 overpass bridge, the U.S. 1 northbound ramp from U.S.15/501/Hawkins Avenue will be closed. This signed detour routes includes:

Traveling north on U.S.-15/501/Hawkins Avenue, turn left onto Burns Drive, exit onto the U.S. 1 northbound on-ramp, continue on U.S. 1 north to Exit 74 (Colon Road), take a left onto Colon Road, turn left onto Deep River Road back to U.S. 15/501/Hawkins Avenue.

U.S. 1 traffic wanting to access the U.S.15/501/Hawkins Avenue interchange (Exit 71) will take Exit 74 (Colon Road) to Deep River Road and Exit 69B (Burns Drive).

Follow message boards and signs for specific detour routes during the final seven days of road closure on U.S.15/501/Hawkins Avenue.

Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. The completion date of the project is currently set for July 17.

NCDOT awarded the contract for the project to S. T. Wooten CorporationofWilson for $1.9 million. It was awarded to the lowest bidder as required by state law.

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2/15/2018 5:22 PM

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