MONROE — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $1.9 million contract to NJR Group Inc. to build a roundabout at the intersection of N.C. 200 and N.C. 218 in Union County
The project can get underway in late February. The contract calls for the roundabout to open to drivers no later than June 3. Landscaping and vegetation establishment can continue through the end of November.
During construction, drivers will follow this detour from N.C. 218: Love Mill Road to Zebulon Williams Road to Haigler Gin Road, returning to N.C. 218.
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.
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