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NCDOT to Construct Interstate-Style Interchange at NC 24/NC 242 in Sampson County

Interchange part of the N.C. 24 widening project

Wilmington-In order to achieve a free flow of traffic at the intersection of N.C. 24 and N.C. 242 in the Town of Roseboro, the N.C. Department of Transportation, working with the town, has decided to make that part of the N.C. 24 widening project an interstate-style interchange.

This new approach will improve safety at that location by replacing a proposed at-grade intersection that would have included traffic signals and stop signs. That allows free-style movement through the area, aimed at eliminating potential intersection crashes, and reducing congestion.

The $150 million N.C. 24 widening project changes the highway from two to four lanes over 27.18 miles between Maxwell Road in Cumberland County to U.S. 421/701 in Clinton.

Work on the project started in July 2013 and is expected to wrap up in spring 2018. Once completed, it will yield important safety benefits as well as provide greater connectivity between I-95 and I-40. The wider, safer road will also allow for larger commercial vehicles transporting cargo to and from the port in Wilmington to other sections of the state.

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2/15/2018 5:21 PM