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NCDOT Starts Work to Realign N.C. 49 Intersection

RALEIGH TheN.C. Department of Transportationwill begin realigning Mack Road with U.S. 64 West in Randolph Countyon Monday, July 6. This project will also add stoplights at Mack Road and U.S. 49 and Mack Road Extension and U.S. 64 intersections.

The project will give local school traffic and other motorists along the route an easier and safer drive from the connector roads to the main highway, U.S. 64. It will also make it easier for motorists to make left turns from Mack Road onto N.C. 49 South and also make it easier to access U.S. 64 from Mack Road. The .26-mile stretch averages 4,400 cars per day with that number anticipated to grow to 5,600 cars per day by 2040.

This project includes paving, drainage, curb and gutter work and traffic signals.

There will be no detour associated with the work and crews will not close or narrow a lane of traffic on N.C. 49 or U.S. 64 during peak driving hours, 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Crews plan to work Monday thru Friday and possibly some Saturdays.Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

Work is anticipated for completion by July 2016.

Dane Construction of Mooresville is the contractor for the $2.1 million project.

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2/15/2018 5:21 PM

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