A drainage improvement project is set to begin later this month on Deerfield Road. The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a portion of the road, near Bamboo Road and Deerfield Road, on the morning of Monday April 25 to improve water flow under a short stretch of the road. The construction will remove a 36-inch pipe then install a 48-inch pipe and is expected to last five days with the road re-opening on the evening of Friday April 29, weather permitting.
A detour around the project will take motorists onto Bamboo Road, Wilson Ridge Road, and Deerfield Road for the week while crews work on the culvert. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
Road, bridge, and other transportation improvement projects like this one are currently underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory’s 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities. New transportation projects in the state’s current 10-year plan are funded through the Strategic Mobility Formula, a new way of more efficiently investing transportation dollars by using a data-driven scoring process along with local input to fund more projects and create more jobs. The new mobility formula was passed into law in 2013 under Governor McCrory’s leadership.