Traffic shift coming as crews work to convert US-74 intersections into superstreets in Union County

Traffic shift coming as crews work to convert US-74 intersections into superstreets in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A traffic change is coming to US-74 as crews continue to work to turn intersections into superstreets in Union County.

According to the Union County Government, North Carolina Department of Transportation contract crews working at the intersection of U.S. 74 and Unionville -Indian Trail Road will implement a temporary traffic pattern Sunday night, Jan. 6.

The work is part of an ongoing $9.5 million project to convert four full-movement intersections with traffic lights along U.S. 74 into superstreets, a type of intersection where side-street traffic is redirected from going straight through or left where there is a median.

Officials say this design will improve safety by reducing the chance for intersection crashes and decrease travel time with simplified traffic signal timing.

At 9 p.m. Sunday, officials say contract crews will close the left turn lanes from U.S. 74 East to Unionville-Indian Trail Road.

To access the side road, motorists will drive through the intersection and continue east on U.S. 74 about a quarter-mile to make a U-turn, proceeding in the opposite direction to reach Unionville-Indian Trail Road.

Traffic Switch Coming to U.S. 74 Intersection in Union County N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews working...

Posted by Union County Government on Sunday, January 6, 2019

Transportation officials remind motorists to drive safely, obey all posted speed limits and work-zone postings.

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