STALLINGS– N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will start building a roundabout at the intersection of Weddington-Matthews Road and Chestnut Lane on Monday, July 6. The $1.9 million project will take about nine weeks to complete.
Roundabouts improve safety for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. They also help reduce the congestion and backups more typical at traditional intersections with stop signs and traffic signals.
NCDOT has produced a video
showing how roundabouts work and improve overall safety.
Drivers should use the following detours to get around the construction:
- Southbound traffic on Weddington Road will follow a signed detour to McKee Road, Pleasant Plains Road, Potter Road and Forest Lawn Drive (which turns into Antioch Church Road), returning to Weddington-Matthews Road.
- Drivers heading north on Weddington – Matthews Road will reverse the southbound detour.
- Motorists on Chestnut Lane can turn left or right onto Potter Road to access Weddington Road.