WILSON’S MILLS – Drivers going west on U.S. 70 in Johnston County can expect delays starting Oct. 17 until a traffic shift is completed.
A state highway contractor will shift the two westbound lanes into a new pattern around the bridge under construction at Wilson’s Mills Road. Crews will need to keep one of the two westbound lanes closed beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, so they can do grading, paving, traffic signal work and pavement markings.
The lane closure will remain place until 5 p.m. Oct. 26, when the traffic shift is expected to be completed.
Drivers should be alert while traveling through the work zone.
The traffic shift will not affect the eastbound lanes, which underwent a similar lane closure last month.
The NCDOT awarded a $58.8 million contract last year for this construction, which is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2024. People may learn more about the project at this NCDOT website.