U.S. 421 Bypass project completion set for April
With construction continuing on the north-end of the U.S. 421 Bypass, a number of pavement resurfacing projects are scheduled to begin this spring.
The deadline for the northern-end of the bypass, which would connect U.S. 421 with Cumnock Road, was originally Oct.1 and has been pushed back to April 2014, according to N.C. Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Gary Phillips.
“We are still going on that project right now,” he said.
A combination of a wet spring and summer along with a large amount of slate delayed the work, Phillips said in a previous interview.
There is not a lot of work that can be done throughout the winter, he said, and most of the repaving or resurfacing projects for the coming year won’t begin until March or April.
The following roads are scheduled to be repaved:
• Horner Boulevard from N.C. 78 to Fields Drive, 1.7 miles
• Northbound lanes of U.S. 421, 3.5 miles.
• 15/501 Highway from the Moore County Line to U.S. 1, 3.4 miles
• Steel Bridge Road, 3.5 miles
• Cool Spring Road, 1 mile
• Bruce Coggins Road, 1.2 miles
• Sheriff Watson Road, 1.42 miles
• Rosser Road, 0.6 miles
The resurfacing projects are based on an annual pavement condition survey, Phillips said. The roads are prioritized by DOT.
“You can do some patching and any potholes in the winter, but can’t pave from Dec. 15 - March 15,” he said. “The winter season is just too cold.”