SELMA – A N.C. Department of Transportation contractor will install new drainage pipes underneath U.S. 301 at Ricks Road in Selma, necessitating a reduction to one lane in each direction from Friday morning until Saturday afternoon.
The drainage work is needed as part of the department’s ongoing widening of Ricks Road in Johnston County. The drainage installation can’t be done in wet weather, so the schedule is subject to change.
The lane reductions will remain in place until the pipes are installed and the road is repaved and restriped. Drivers are urged to slow down and be alert in the work zone.
An NCDOT contractor is adding a middle turn lane to Ricks Road, concrete curb and gutter and storm drains between U.S. 301 and U.S. 70.
The improvements to Ricks Road are scheduled to be completed by this fall.