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Rocky Mount Detour Needed for U.S. 301 Widening

ROCKY MOUNT – The ongoing project to widen North Wesleyan Boulevard (U.S. 301) to six lanes in Rocky Mount will require a limited detour this weekend for southbound traffic.

Contract crews need to pave and stripe an area where southbound traffic will be shifted onto the northbound bridge over Stoney Creek. The shift is needed to allow for the construction of a new, wider bridge over the creek as part of the overall widening project. Last week, northbound traffic was moved onto a temporary bridge built for the project.

To keep workers and drivers safe, the N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily restrict southbound drivers from turning left onto Stone Rose Drive – or opposite the Sam’s Club. Instead, drivers will go through the intersection, exit onto the new Sunset Avenue bridge; then go over the bridge and take an immediate left at the traffic signal to reach Stone Rose Drive.

The detour affecting the Stone Rose intersection with southbound U.S. 301 will start on Saturday morning and end by Sunday evening. The detour will not affect northbound traffic, or the ability of southbound drivers to turn into Sam’s Club at Stone Rose Drive.

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1/28/2019 6:38 PM