This will be the first of its kind for the university.
RALEIGH Motorists traveling in Harnett County will now notice work has startedon the newpedestrian tunnel in Buies Creek. Although the project is already underway, the detour and road closure associated with the work is still two to four weeks away.
Located under U.S. 421/N.C. 27, the tunnel will make it safer and easier for pedestrians to navigate Campbell University and the area around campus, including the football stadium. The project includes paving, drainage, retaining walls and an underground culvert.
Road closures are scheduled to start in mid to late October. Motorists will follow a signed detour using Johnson Farm Road to Sherriff Johnson Road to Old Stage Road to N.C. 27 back to U.S. 421. The detour is anticipated to last about one month.
Other North Carolina universities have similar tunnels to access areas of the campus, but this will be the first for Campbell University. The tunnel is anticipated to be open to the public in July 2016. Crews will continue work to the surrounding area, including planting vegetation, through December 2016. The contractor for the $2.6 million project is Branch Highways of Roanoke, VA, which was awarded to the lowest bidder as required by state law.
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