RALEIGH— Southbound traffic on U.S. 401 between Ligon Mill Road and Louisbury Road will be shifting onto the newly constructed southbound lanes, starting at noon on Saturday, Oct. 8. The southbound traffic had been moved onto the northbound lanes last April to allow for the construction of the new lanes, with both north and southbound motorists having been in a two-way traffic pattern since then.
Motorists traveling south along U.S. 401 during this time should expect delays as crews make the travel lane changes. Traffic will remain split through the completion of the project, which is scheduled for the end of this year. Periodic lane closures and traffic shifts can still be expected as the project is finished.
The work is part of an $8.6 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project to widen 2.3 miles of U.S. 401. Construction started in February 2010.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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