RALEIGH The N.C. Department of Transportation will soon begin work to create a signalized intersection at N.C. 711 and Chicken Road in Robeson County. The project will add a signal along one of the main connector roads between Pembroke and Lumberton.
The work will increase safety at this intersection located just a short drive from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. N.C. 711 is a major commuter route for students to and from the university.
The project will consist of grading, paving, pavement markings and a traffic signal.
Traffic will continue along the route during the project, as there will be no detours associated with the work. Additionally, there will be no lane closures from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Monday through Friday or holidays. The work will begin towards the end of November and is scheduled for completion by July 2016, weather permitting.
This work was awarded to Barnhill Contracting of Lumberton in a $307,000 contract. It was awarded to the lowest bidder as required by state law.
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