Workers prepare for constructing a new U.S. 301 Bypass bridge over Stoney Creek in Rocky Mount.
Intersection with Stone Rose Drive Will be Relocated
ROCKY MOUNT – Starting Wednesday, motorists on North Wesleyan Boulevard (U.S. 301 Bypass) will observe a new traffic pattern at Stone Rose Drive as part of an ongoing widening project.
A state contractor, PLT Construction of Wilson, needs to temporarily close the boulevard’s intersection with Stone Rose Drive, which has a traffic signal and serves several businesses. To maintain business access during the closure, the contractor has constructed a temporary intersection with the boulevard just to the south – where Lawrence Circle meets Stone Rose Drive. On this map, the current and temporary intersections are marked with green pins.
Motorists exiting Lawrence Circle will turn right and head north on the boulevard; if they want to go south, they will make a U-turn at the next traffic light at Lowe’s Home Improvement.
The Stone Rose Drive intersection will be closed for about one year to allow the contractor to replace the boulevard’s nearby bridges over Stoney Creek. A wider, single span will replace the two bridges, with work starting next month. During the bridge construction, the four lanes of traffic on the boulevard will be maintained.
Last year, the N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a $28 million contract to add a travel lane in each direction along a two-mile segment of Wesleyan Boulevard between May Drive and Benvenue Road, next to the Golden East Crossing mall. The project will ease the flow of traffic, reduce congestion and improve safety.
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