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7/10/2014: NCDOT Will Start Construction Of New Roundabout In Union County Next Week

NCDOT Will Start Construction Of New Roundabout In Union County Next Week

Posted 7/10/2014 9:35:28 AM

CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation next week will start work on a roundabout where Sikes Mill Road, Tom Helms Road, Love Mill Road, East Lawyers Road and Old Camden Road intersect in Unionville. Weather permitting, construction will start at 9 a.m. Monday, July 14.    Contractor J.T. Russell and Sons will close the area where these roads meet through August 24. NCDOT will post a detour for motorists along Unionville Road, Sikes Mill Road, Tom Boyd Road, Old Concord Road, N.C. 200, and Haigler Baucom Road back to Sikes Mill Road north of the closure.   The new roundabout will create a one-way intersection that requires approaching motorists to yield to circulating traffic, often eliminating the need to come to a complete stop. This keeps traffic in the roundabout flowing and prevents backups and delays.   NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.   For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.   For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 289-1330.   ***NCDOT***
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7/10/2014: **UPDATE** NCDOT Will Temporarily Close A Section Of N.C. 73 In Concord This Weekend

**UPDATE** NCDOT Will Temporarily Close A Section Of N.C. 73 In Concord This Weekend

Posted 7/10/2014 9:30:02 AM

**UPDATE** ***Note: Please disregard the closure description in the previous release. Crews will be closing Trinity Church Road near N.C. 73 for this work, with the same detour route. ***   CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close N.C. 73 between Kannapolis Parkway and Trinity Church Road from 6 a.m. Friday, July 11 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, weather permitting.   During the closure, crews will continue construction work associated with the $125.2 million I-85 widening project, including addition of fill material and asphalt pavement on Trinity Church Road to bring the road to grade with N.C. 73.  Motorists will be detoured from N.C. 73 to Trinity Church Road to Kannapolis Parkway back to N.C. 73.   NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.   For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.   For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 983-4171.
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7/7/2014: NCDOT Will Temporarily Close Ridge Road Over Little Mountain Creek In Stanly County

NCDOT Will Temporarily Close Ridge Road Over Little Mountain Creek In Stanly County

Posted 7/7/2014 2:10:42 PM

CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close Ridge Road over Little Mountain Creek in Albemarle at 8 a.m. Monday, July 14, weather permitting. The closure will allow crews to safely replace the existing bridge.   While the bridge is closed, motorists will be detoured from Ridge Road to Mountain View Church Road to Kirk Road to N.C. 740 to Laton Road back to Ridge Road. The bridge should open to traffic by November 7, with reforestation and vegetation establishment continuing through May 5, 2015.    NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.   For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.     ***NCDOT***
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7/7/2014: NCDOT Will Temporarily Close Sandy Ridge Road Over Little Richardson Creek In Union County

NCDOT Will Temporarily Close Sandy Ridge Road Over Little Richardson Creek In Union County

Posted 7/7/2014 1:27:02 PM

  CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close Sandy Ridge Road over Little Richardson Creek southwest of Monroe at 8 a.m. Monday, July 14, weather permitting. The closure will allow crews to safely replace the existing bridge.   While the bridge is closed, motorists will be detoured from Sandy Ridge Road to Stack Road to Bruce Thomas Road back to Sandy Ridge Road.   The bridge should open to traffic by Friday, Oct. 17.   NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.   For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.     ***NCDOT***
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7/7/2014: NCDOT Hosting Informational Workshop For Proposed Widening Of I-85 From North Of N.C. 73 To North Of Lane Street In Cabarrus County

NCDOT Hosting Informational Workshop For Proposed Widening Of I-85 From North Of N.C. 73 To North Of Lane Street In Cabarrus County

Posted 7/7/2014 10:45:04 AM

CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation has scheduled a citizen workshop Thursday, July 24, to discuss widening I-85 from two to four lanes in each direction from north of N.C. 73 to north of Lane Street in Cabarrus County and improve interchanges at U.S. 29/601, Dale Earnhardt Boulevard and Lane Street.   The purpose of the meeting is to present the final design of the project. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and listen to comments regarding the project. Citizens will also have the opportunity to submit comments and questions in writing. There will not be a formal presentation.   NCDOT will hold the workshop from 4 to 7 p.m.at Kannapolis Middle School located at 1445 Oakwood Avenue. Interested citizens may attend at any time during the meeting hours. Written comments or questions can be submitted through August 7.   For more information, contact Davis Diggs, PE, NCDOT District Engineer, by phone at (704) 983-4171 or by email at ddiggs@ncdot.gov.   NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Anamika Laad at (919) 707-6072 or alaad@ncdot.gov as early as possible, so arrangements can be made.   Interpretive services will be available at the workshop for persons who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak, or understand English. For more information concerning these services, please call 1-800-481-6494.   ***NCDOT***
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