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Portion of School Circle in Harrisburg to Close Temporarily

Charlotte - A portion of School Circle in Harrisburg will close temporarily on Monday, May 23, as N.C. Department of Transportation crews work toward completion of the Roberta Road grade separation project.

Transportation improvement projects like this one are underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Transportation Vision to support rail, enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities.

School Circle will close between N.C.49 and Hickory Ridge Road for up to 60 days to complete the tie-in to Roberta Road Extension. Access to businesses and residences in the area will be maintained during construction.

Digital message signs will be in place in advance of the School Circle closure to alert motorists to the upcoming roadwork.

The Roberta Road grade separation project involves building a new bridge and highway to connect N.C. 49 and School Circle Road to Stallings Road over the North Carolina Railroad. The Robinson Church Road railroad crossing will be permanently closed after the new bridge is constructed and opened to traffic, projected for late summer/fall 2016.

This project is part of the NCDOT's Piedmont Improvement Program, the modernization of the state's railways through a series of railroad and highway construction projects and enhancements. Grade separation projects like this one reduce the risk of automobile/train collisions, improve safety for automobile and rail passengers, and reduce automobile and train traffic congestion.

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, call 511, visit the Traveler Services section of NCDOT.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

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4/16/2018 4:30 PM