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Pipe Replacement to Close Portion of N.C. 8 in Davidson County Next Week

Winston-Salem - N.C. Department of Transportation crews will close a section of N.C. 8 between Wafford Road and High Meadows Drive while they work to repair a deteriorating drainage pipe under the roadway.

Weather permitting; work will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 18. The road is expected to re-open by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 22. Motorists traveling northbound will use Holloways Church Road, Parks Road and N.C. 47 to detour around the work. Motorists traveling southbound will use Rockcrusher Road and Linwood-Southmont Road as their detour.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. 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.

For real-time travel information, visit the Traveler Services section of NCDOT.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

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4/16/2018 4:30 PM

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