The contractor funded by Publix (and approved by NCDOT and the Town) continues work on the construction of the new NC 58 roundabout located at the intersection of Mallard Drive. Most of the significant sub-surface storm water management elements have been completed, and the roundabout is beginning to take shape. Barring unforeseen problems and/or bad weather, the contractor remains on schedule for completion of the new roundabout no later than early March (and hopefully sooner!).
Motor vehicles continue to be routed along the Reed Drive detour route, with large trucks routed down Crew Drive and through a temporary road across the Publix property. The detour continues to function reasonably well, and the Town greatly appreciates the patience and understanding of all motorists and nearby residents. When complete, the new roundabout is expected to allow traffic to flow much more efficiently than the new traffic signal that was also considered for this location, and will serve as a "pilot project" to enable the Town and NCDOT to evaluate the effectiveness of other roundabouts recommended by NCDOT for other locations along NC 58 in the future.
The center of the new roundabout will be nicely landscaped, and will include a bronze waterbird statue donated by Publix.
Friday, January 5, 2018 3:40:00 PM