FAYETTEVILLE – Work starts today on constructing a roundabout that will improve the traffic flow of one Fayetteville intersection.
Highland Paving Co. of Fayetteville will construct the small roundabout at the junction of Camden Road and Whitfield Street – a popular cut-through during rush hour. The project will take about two months to complete.
For most of the project's duration, the intersection will remain open to traffic, so drivers should be aware of workers and equipment traveling in this area. When a detour is needed, drivers can take the nearby Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway via the Robeson Street and Gillespie Street exits.
In anticipation of this project, the N.C. Department of Transportation made this location an all-way stop last year to reduce the risk of crashes. With the circular improvement, drivers will need only to slow down and yield to any traffic already in the roundabout before proceeding through it.