Greensboro - The N.C. Department of Transportation will begin work along a portion of McLeansville Road between Birch Creek Road and Friedens Church Road to realign the roadway as a part of the Piedmont Improvement Program in McLeansville.
The Piedmont Improvement Program is the state's largest and most significant rail program encompassing a series of projects along the North Carolina Railroad Corridor.
The work will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, and is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. The intersection of McLeansville Road and Friedens Church will become a temporary 3-way stop and Bethel Church Road will remain closed until Sep. 30, while crews complete the new alignment.
"Realignment projects like this one are currently underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Vision for transportation in North Carolina to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities," said Division Seven Engineer Mike Mills.
Motorists traveling through the area will use Friedens Church Road, Carmon Road, Knox Road and U.S. 70 to detour around the work.
Transportation officials remind motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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