Drainage work needed for Cornith Road roundabout
PEMBROKE – Workers need to temporarily close a portion of Prospect Road in Robeson County for the construction of a roundabout associated with a gateway improvement project along the UNC-Pembroke campus.
The closure of the road between Cornith and St. Anna roads is scheduled to begin Monday, July 16, and end Monday, Aug. 6. It is needed so an N.C. Department of Transportation contractor can safely install a drainage system underneath Prospect Road for the roundabout that will be built at Cornith road.
A detour will send northbound traffic right onto Cornith Road, left at Union Chapel Road, left at St. Anna Road and back onto Prospect Road.
For motorists headed the opposite way, they will turn left at St. Anna Road, then right on Union Chapel Road, then right at Cornith Road before re-emerging onto Prospect Road.
In April, officials broke ground on a $5 million project to reconstruct a mile of North Odom Street/Prospect Road, which is a major entrance for UNC Pembroke. The work includes building two roundabouts and a landscaped median and installing crosswalks and pedestrian signals. The project is intended to improve the safety of the campus students who cross the road every day.
The project is expected to be completed by late 2019.
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