Raleigh - The McCrory Administration is improving road safety along NC 410 (Joe Brown Highway) north of Tabor City in Columbus County. Motorists will soon have a smoother ride as a N.C. Department of Transportation project is under way to resurface nearly 7.4 miles of the highway between Rough Ready Road and U.S. 701 (James B. White Highway).
Barnhill Contracting Company is removing cracked sections of pavement and re-patching and resurfacing the highway. Resurfacing will follow after Memorial Day.
To enhance road safety, the 2015 Budget signed by Governor McCrory funded road treatments like this for approximately 27,000 lane miles all across the state.
The work will require a lane closure through at least June 10, depending on the weather. A pilot car will be used to escort traffic through the work zone, going on one direction and then the other. There is not a posted detour but motorists are encouraged to seek possible alternate routes, including U.S. 701 from Whiteville to Tabor City.
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.
NCDOT reminds motorists to stay alert when approaching and traveling through the work zone, and to obey the posted speed limit.
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