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Second Phase of Construction to Begin in April for Bridge Replacements over Swearing Creek on US 29/52/70 in Davidson County

Raleigh--In mid-April, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin construction on the second phase of the U.S. 29/52/70/I-85 Business improvement project in Lexington. Crews will replace the aging bridge superstructures over Swearing Creek with modern bridges that meet today's design standard for higher traffic volumes. The second phase is located between the Salisbury Road and Green Needles Road interchanges.As part of the project, contractors will install median crossovers for removal and replacement of the north and southbound bridges over Swearing Creek. Work is expected to be completed by late November, except for final pavement markings. The northbound entrance ramp from Green Needles Road to U.S. 29/52/70/I-85 Business will be closed. Motorists can use a signed detour route along Green Needles, Old Hargrave, Old Salisbury and Salisbury Roads and turn left back onto the U.S.29 North/U.S.52 North/ U.S.70 East/I-85 Business North ramp.The southbound entrance ramp to U.S. 29/52/70/I-85 Business from Old Salisbury Road will be closed. Motorists can use a signed detour route along Salisbury, Old Salisbury, Old Hargrave, and Green Needles Roads and then turn right to get back onto U.S.29 South/U.S.U.S. 52 South/U.S.70 West/I-85 Business South. The existing roadway was constructed in the 1940s, with several upgrades and resurfacings during the past 70 years. Construction on this project began in March 2014. The first phase of construction, located south of the Green Needles interchange to U.S. 29/52/70/I-85 Business is scheduled to be completed in late-July 2015By replacing the bridges and upgrading the roadway to interstate standards, NCDOT will improve safety, make traffic flow more efficiently, and extend the life of the local transportation network.Motorists may experience some traffic congestion during construction. NCDOT encourages motorists traveling through the work zone to go slow, pay attention to construction-related signs and allow plenty of time to reach their destinations safely.For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. You can also access NCDOT Mobile, a version of the NCDOT website especially for mobile devices. Visit m.ncdot.gov from your mobile browser.

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2/15/2018 5:22 PM

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