KERNERSVILLE – A new roadway extension is set to open about six months ahead of schedule, expanding access to U.S. 421 near the Forsyth-Guilford county line.
N.C. Department of Transportation contractors plan to remove barriers and open the 1.7-mile extension of Macy Grove Road between East Mountain Street and North Main Street in eastern Kernersville by Friday afternoon.
Construction on the project, part of the long-planned Kernersville Loop Road, began in the summer of 2018 and was initially scheduled for substantial completion with the road open to traffic by April 2021. That date now more closely represents full project closeout.
In addition to providing better connectivity, the road will also serve as the new route for N.C. 150, reducing traffic congestion in downtown Kernersville.
The posted speed limit on the new four-lane, median-divided roadway is 45 mph.
Drivers are urged to watch their speed and watch out for crews that will continue to be working along the Macy Grove Road extension over the next several months.