RALEIGH – Bond funding will help improve driving conditions along a portion of U.S. 70 in Guilford County.
The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to widen 1.5 miles of the highway, mostly between Mt. Hope Church/McLeansville Road and Birch Creek Road east of Greensboro.
NCDOT accelerated this project to reduce congestion and improve safety in response to growing traffic volumes along this stretch of highway. The road will be widened to five lanes including a shared center turn lane and intersections will be improved at Mt. Hope Church Road, Debanne Road, Pine Tree Drive, Spruce Tree Drive, Birch Creek Road and Sun Lake Drive.
Work on the project can begin as early as July 1 and should be substantially complete by November 2021.
Build NC Bonds have been earmarked to help pay for the $11.1 million project, recently awarded to the Thompson Arthur division of APAC Atlantic Inc.
This is one of four segments making up a broader project to widen U.S. 70 between Penry Road and Rock Creek Dairy Road. The section between Penry and Willowlake roads is already complete. The eastern sections are being considered for future funding.