Section of Old Smithfield Road to be Temporarily Closed in Wake County Friday, August 03, 2012

RALEIGH – Old Smithfield Road between N.C. 55 Bypass and N.C. 55 Business in Holly Springs will be temporarily closed for approximately two months beginning Monday, Aug. 6, weather permitting.

The closure is necessary for crews to widen the road to three lanes, install a new drainage system, curb and gutter.

Residential traffic will have access, however motorists are encouraged to use N.C. 55 Bypass and N.C. 55 Business as a detour route.

This work is part of the Triangle Expressway project and will take place within the NCDOT right-of-way.
Any disruptions to utility service or access will be scheduled with notification to those affected.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

For information about the Western Wake Freeway project -- a section of the Triangle Expressway, North Carolina's first modern toll road-- visit

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