Greensboro - N.C. Department of Transportation crews will close a 2.9-mile portion of U.S. 15/501 from the 1000 block of Columbia Street in Chapel Hill to the Chatham County line as they work on resurfacing, milling and signals. 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.
Work will take place during the night to help minimize the impact on traffic. The closures will take place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Wednesday, May 18, until Wednesday, August 31, when the project is expected to be completed.
Drivers will use Culbreth Road and Smith Level Road to detour around the closure.
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 watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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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.