Big Changes Coming for ACC Drive, Raleigh Road and Barton College
Friday, June 08, 2012
The following information is a news release from the NC Department of Transportation.
RALEIGH — Starting Monday, June 18, weather permitting, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close the intersection of Atlantic Christian College (ACC) Drive, Raleigh Road and Corbett Avenue near the campus of Barton College in Wilson for approximately one month so crews with the City of Wilson can begin utility work in preparation for an intersection and road improvement project.
During the closure, crews will install water and sewer lines at the intersection. Several signed detour routes will be in place for traffic traveling through the area. The section of Raleigh Road between Corbett Avenue/ACC Drive and Gold Street will be open to two-lane, two-way traffic while the intersection is closed, allowing for access to area businesses.
(Click the image to the right for maps and a timeline of this project.)
The closure is part of a project to convert the one-way traffic patterns on ACC Drive and Raleigh Road to two-lane, two-way patterns between Hines Street and Corbett Avenue, as well as to construct a roundabout at the intersection of ACC Drive, Raleigh Road and Corbett Avenue.
Once the utility work is complete, N.C. Department of Transportation crews will reopen the intersection to traffic and begin converting Raleigh Road to a two-lane, two-way traffic pattern. This will involve sign, signal and pavement marking work. The remainder of Raleigh Road between Gold Street and Hines Street will be open to two-lane, two-way traffic. ACC Drive will be converted approximately one month later.
The intersection of ACC Drive, Raleigh Road and Corbett Avenue will then be closed again for approximately 45 days while crews construct the roundabout. This part of the project is taking place last so that the two-way pattern on ACC Drive and Raleigh Road can be used as a detour.
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