U.S. 29 resurfacing project underway

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -  North Carolina Department of Transportation Crews began work this week on a project to resurface a 2.5-mile section of U.S. 29 between Salisbury and China Grove in Rowan County.

The project will improve safety, help the road last longer and make the quality of the ride smoother for motorists.

The work will extend along U.S. 29 from Webb Road to Grace Church Road. Once crews remove the top layer of asphalt, they will place an initial 1.5 inches of new asphalt on that section of highway. After the process is complete, they will repave 2.5 miles of U.S. 29 from Webb Road to Airport Road.

Crews will continue to work until June 22, when the project is expected to be complete. The only exception is Saturday, May 28, when construction will halt for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The inside lane of U.S. 29 North at Webb Road will be affected first. Workers will mill and pave northward until they reach the end point near Grace Church Road. Then, they will transition to the outside lane of U.S. 29 North and repeat the process.

After the two northbound lanes are complete, crews will conduct the same work on U.S. 29 South. Crews will follow this same pattern when they place the final layer of asphalt on U.S. 29 from Webb Road to Airport Road.

Motorists in the area should use I-85 as an alternate route to avoid delays.

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