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Johnston County Widening Project Nears Completion

CLAYTON – A contractor will perform paving operations starting Tuesday on a busy stretch of N.C. 42 that has been widened.

Contract crews will be placing the final layer of asphalt on the highway between Castleberry Road and Neuse River Parkway. This work will last through October, weather permitting.

This operation will create occasional traffic backups, especially when the work is done at these two intersections. Drivers should expect delays and be alert for workers and equipment when traveling through the area.

After this paving is completed, the contractor will be able to open more lanes to traffic on N.C. 42, which has been widened to four lanes between Glen Laurel and Buffalo roads – a segment stretching over 4 miles.

After this final segment is paved, the contractor, W.C. English of Lynchburg, Virginia, will be making pavement adjustments along this corridor and completing other punch-list items of work that will necessitate occasional lane reductions through the end of this year.

Under the $58.7 million contract by the N.C. Department of Transportation, the project also included a raised median to improve safety, concrete curb and gutters, and the addition of traffic signals at some locations.


9/11/2023 3:04 PM