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Onslow County Road Widening Project Awarded

SNEADS FERRY – A North Carolina construction company has been awarded a road widening project in Onslow County.

The contractor, Wells Brothers Construction Company, Inc. of Turkey, N.C., will widen 2.7 miles of N.C. 172 between N.C. 210 and the bridge at the back gate of Camp Lejeune. The project will include adding a center lane, which will improve traffic flow. The contract is worth $12.2 million.

Construction can begin as early as Jan. 28, but is likely to begin in the next couple of months. The roadway portion of the contract is expected to wrap up in May 2021, with additional vegetation work continuing until late 2021.

Because N.C. 172 is a commuter route in that area, the contractor will not be allowed to close or narrow a lane between 6 and 9 a.m. and 4 and 7 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

Those who drive in this area should expect possible travel delays at other times throughout the project. The N.C. Department of Transportation will send updates as needed.

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1/8/2019 9:21 AM