NCDOT to Close Left Lane of U.S. 52 North in Winston-Salem Next Week for Soil Testing Friday, February 15, 2013

Part of construction process for new Salem Creek Connector

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation will close the left lane of U.S. 52 North between Waughtown Street and Rams Drive in Winston-Salem next week to conduct soil test borings for the Salem Creek Connector project.

The closure will go into effect nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., starting Sunday, Feb. 17. Weather permitting, the work will be complete on the morning of Friday, Feb. 22. NCDOT scheduled the testing during the overnight hours to minimize the impact on traffic.

The soil test borings are a necessary step in preparation for the construction of the new Salem Creek Connector. Crews will drill down to see what types of soils are present and how deep they are located at sites where new bridges will be built. The information gathered will help determine what kind of foundations to use and how to construct them.

The $68.9 million Salem Creek Connector project will build a new road from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to Rams Drive, and construct eight bridges mainly over parts of Salem Creek and U.S. 52. The project will offer drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians a safe, efficient way to travel through downtown Winston-Salem.

For real-time travel information any time in the Triad, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ncdot_triad. 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.

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