The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded $367,000 for construction of a traffic roundabout at Camden Road and Whitfield Street, according to a news release.
The contractor, Highland Paving Co. of Fayetteville, has begun work on the small roundabout at the intersection, a popular cut-through during rush hour. The project will take about two months to complete, the release said.
For most of the project’s duration, the intersection will remain open to traffic, and drivers should be aware of workers and equipment in the area, the release said. When a detour is needed, drivers can take the nearby Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway at the Robeson and Gillespie streets exits.
In anticipation of this project, DOT made the location an all-way stop last year to reduce the risk of crashes. With the circular improvement, drivers will need only to slow down and yield to traffic already in the roundabout before proceeding through it, the release said.
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