Raleigh - N.C. Department of Transportation crews will begin installing a left turn-only crossing in the median of U.S. 421 near Liberty in Randolph County on Monday, May 9.
The crossing, from Willard Road to Troy Estate Road, will be closed during construction. Work is expected to wrap up by June 13, with the new crossing allowing only left turns from Willard Road into the north-bound lane of U.S. 421.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch for construction signs, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. For real-time travel information at any time, visit the Traveler Services section of NCDOT.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.
Road, bridge, and other transportation improvement projects like this one are currently underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities.
New transportation projects in the state's current 10-year plan are funded through the Strategic Mobility Formula, a new way of more efficiently investing transportation dollars by using a data-driven scoring process along with local input to fund more projects and create more jobs. The new mobility formula was passed into law in 2013 under Governor McCrory's leadership.