Winston-Salem - Contractors with the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin work ahead of schedule on a project to repair the deteriorating asphalt pavement on Main Street in Lexington between West 10th Avenue and Grimes Boulevard.
Originally planned for September, work will now begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, and wrap up at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
"This project is a top priority for the division and city, and we are glad our contractor was able to expedite the work," said Division Nine Assistant Resident Engineer Mezak Tucker.
The contractor will mill off the top layers of asphalt and resurface this section of Main Street with 1 1/2 inches of new asphalt. The work will be done at night and with just one of two lanes being closed at a time to minimize the impact to the public.
Drivers should use caution and watch for construction signs and workers in the roadway.
An investigation into what was causing the asphalt problem determined that when paving was done in 2015, there was an insufficient quantity of bonding material used, and because of the amount of truck traffic on the south end of Main Street.
"We are glad to be able to provide a solution to this unanticipated problem," said Division Nine Engineer Pat Ivey. We are grateful for the public feedback that helped spur a prompt response."
If you have a problem or issue you'd like to report to the DOT, you can send an email message using the department's Contact Us system at www.ncdot.gov/contact.
For real-time travel information, visit the Traveler Services section of NCDOT.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.