PARKTON – Another roundabout that will enhance traffic flow and reduce the risk of serious crashes is coming to Robeson County.
The N.C. Department of Transportation approved a $942,765 contract this week for Barnhill Contracting Co. of Rocky Mount to construct the circular junction at U.S. 301 and West Parkton Tobermory Road east of Parkton.
The NCDOT converted this intersection into an all-way stop in June as an interim safety measure.
The intersection will close when work begins in September. The closure will allow the project to be completed more efficiently, expeditiously and safely.
The contractor has until May 2022 to entirely complete the project. However, the contract has financial incentives to pay about $50,000 more, if the company substantially completes the roundabout sooner and is able to reopen the intersection to traffic by late November.
The marked detour will include North Fayetteville Street, which becomes N.C. 71, U.S. 301, Roslin Farm Road, John McMillian/Council Road, returning to Parkton Tobemory Road.
To learn more about roundabouts, including how to travel through them and why they are built, visit this NCDOT page.