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Lincoln County Intersection Improvements Require Weeklong Closure

​DENVER – A Lincoln County intersection will close to through traffic next week to accelerate an improvement project for drivers.

Contract crews will close N. Pilot Knob Road/Hager's Ferry Road/N.C. 16 Business from 8 a.m. Monday, July 17 until 6 a.m. Friday, July 21. N.C. Department of Transportation officials made the decision to implement a short-term closure instead of daily lane closures to minimize impacts to drivers.

“Even though a closure is an immediate impact to the local traffic, the amount of work accomplished during this closure would potentially reduce the number of lane closures needed to accomplish the same work," says Eric Conner, NCDOT Resident Engineer for Division 12.

During the closure, contract crews will install storm drainage, perform asphalt paving, and place material for turn lanes, curb and gutter. Depending on progress, additional utility work may be completed during the closure. The work completed in this time frame would reduce the number of daily lane closures and future traffic impacts.

Traffic will be detoured along Hager's Ferry and N. Pilot Knob roads to N.C. 73 during the closure.  

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7/13/2023 11:00 AM