Raleigh, NC, February 21, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- The N.C. Department of Transportation has announced that it will temporarily close both lanes of U.S. 1/64 northbound just north of the Cary Parkway Overpass on Wednesday, Feb. 22 for 30 minute intervals between midnight and 5:30 a.m., weather permitting. This closure will allow for the setting of a portion of the pedestrian bridge span. The NCDOT and the Town of Cary contributed funds for the pedestrian bridge which will connect Kids Together Park and McDonald Woods Park.
The U.S. 1/64 widening project is a $58 million project to improve U.S. 1/64 from south of the I-40 interchange to the U.S. 64/Tryon Road interchange in Cary. The project is anticipated to be complete in late 2006, weather permitting.
The NCDOT reminds motorists to stay alert, obey the posted speed limit of 55 mph, be aware of construction workers and watch signs for construction information. The fine for speeding in the work zone is $250 and violators may receive three driver license points.
Motorists can visit the project Web site www.us1wake.com for news and updates regarding the project. Web site users also can register to receive e-mail updates about the U.S. 1/64 improvement project.
For more information about this project or to obtain printed copies of the project updates, contact the toll-free information line at 1-888-303-3101. For more information about other NCDOT projects, call 1-877-DOT-4YOU.
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