PEMBROKE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a mile stretch of North Odom Street/Prospect Road this summer for the ongoing
reconstruction of this campus route along the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
The road will be closed to through traffic from July 8 until Aug. 2 between West Third Street at the Burger King and Cornith Road. Local access will be maintained for the businesses and the church on North Odom Street/Prospect Road.
An NCDOT contractor will construct the grassy center islands, pave lanes and do other miscellaneous work while the college students are out for the summer.
The department closed a portion of the same route from May 7 to June 18 to install three crossline drainage pipes and pour the concrete for the roundabout at University Drive, which are all part of the same project.
The upcoming closure will use the same
detour as before, directing people to use West Third Street, University Road and St. Anna Road.
In April 2018, state Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon joined officials from UNC-Pembroke and the town of Pembroke to break ground on reconstructing this campus gateway under a $5 million contract. The contractor is reducing the five-lane corridor into one lane in each direction and adding a raised median, among other safety enhancement for drivers and students who cross it every day. The project is scheduled to be completed by this fall. This
video shows how the rebuilt road will look.