Charlotte - On Tuesday, Aug. 30, a contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin rebuilding Kerns Road between Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road and Hambright Road in Huntersville. The work will take place during the next two to three weeks, weather permitting. Access to Kerns Road will be limited to local traffic only.
The rebuilding process, called "full depth reclamation," will recycle the existing road's pavement to repair Kerns Road from the bottom up. Specialized construction vehicles will dig up and pulverize the existing road, add cement and water and compact the combination into a new, strong base for the surface. This process is more economical than traditional reconstruction, reduces truck traffic to and from the work zone and decreases the amount of time needed to repair the roadway.
The department urges motorists on Kerns Road to slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through this active work zone. There could be loose material in and around the construction site, so failure to drive slowly could result in chipped paint or cracked glass on vehicles. Cement dust created during the construction process could also collect on vehicles and nearby yards, homes and driveways.
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