RALEIGH — Crews working on a $624,187 N.C. Department of Transportation project
to convert the intersection of Vandora Springs and Buffaloe roads in Garner to a
single-lane roundabout will close the intersection, starting Monday, Sept. 17. The
intersection is expected to re-open by Nov. 16, with the project finishing five
will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles during the project. A signed
detour in place will use Old Stage Road, Woodland Drive and Timber Drive. To help
traffic flow on the detour route, a permanent traffic signal has been installed
at the intersection of Woodland Drive and Old Stage Road. There are message boards in the area alerting
motorists that the closure begins next week.
The roundabout will have a single 18-foot lane and is being installed
to alleviate traffic-safety problems at the intersection, especially turning
movements. NCDOT and the Town of Garner worked together on the project
planning, and the town is paying a share of the cost.
Drivers traveling in
the area are asked to observe construction and detour signs and allow extra
time for the detour route.
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