Lower Fayetteville Project nears end

Fri, 11/23/2007 - 9:27am
By: The Citizen

The last major hurdle of the Lower Fayetteville Road improvement project is almost complete. The lanes of Lower Fayetteville shifted south, near the original location, over Sullivan creek near the Sullivan Road intersection November 19.

The shift was originally made so that traffic flowed over a box culvert instead of closing the road while the bridge was replaced. This allowed traffic to continue to flow on this important east-west connector.

Shifting these lanes will put the road in its permanent location. However, several additional steps will still be needed, including final topping and, on the west side of the creek, building left turn and deceleration lanes on Lower Fayetteville and installing the new signal.

Beyond this part of the project, there are a few items left to complete, including completion of striping, some driveway repairs, grass to sow and silt fence removal. At this point, the project is approximately 85 percent complete.

A new traffic signal and improvements at Lora Smith Road and Lower Fayetteville are also coming, although they are part of a separate contract and will not be let to construction until Lower Fayetteville is complete.

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