MINT HILL, NC (WBTV) - The $1.8 million project to build a roundabout at a busy Mint Hill intersection is not expected to be complete until August 18. The construction for the roundabout at the intersection of N.C. 51 and Idlewild Road began June 23.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation says a utility owner was expected to relocate their utilities by June 27, however, the utilities remained in place for several weeks. Because of the delay, the contractor could not work on one corner of the project, according to the NCDOT.
As of August 1, the incident was fixed, but the completion date for the intersection was forced to be pushed back.
The NCDOT says they will work to get the roundabout open by August 28, which is the first day of school.
"They are suppose to get it down. I do not know if there is a clause in their contract. They have to get done before school starts. Those buses can't come through here," said Sam Magliocca, who lives nearby.
Businesses in the area of the construction have seen a 25 percent to 40 percent revenue loss since the project began.