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Traffic Switch Coming to U.S. 74 Intersection

INDIAN TRAIL – Motorists traveling on U.S. 74 will encounter new traffic patterns at the intersection with Unionville-Indian Trail Road as part of a $9.5 million project to convert four full-movement, signalized intersections to superstreets.

Superstreets are an innovative design that redirects side-street drivers into turning right to enter the flow of traffic. Drivers wanting to go in the opposite direction simply enter a lane to make a U-turn. This design reduces the risk of collisions, improves traffic flow and allows drivers to travel more quickly through the corridor.

On Wednesday night, Feb. 13, contract crews will make the permanent traffic shift needed to complete the superstreet conversion on U.S. 74.

The changes to the traffic pattern will begin at 9 p.m. and be complete by 6 a.m. the next day.

Motorists traveling on U.S. 74 wishing to turn left to the side roads will also need to use the U-turn locations for up to 60 days while work at the intersection is completed. When the project is completed, drivers on U.S. 74 will be able to turn left onto the side roads

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2/12/2019 11:25 AM

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