December 26, 2010 by USA Post
The North Carolina Department of Transportation is to help motorists save time and money by suspending most road construction activities on major routes across the state. Avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destination more quickly while reducing its fuel consumption and costs.
Most construction projects on the highway, NC and U.S. routes will be suspended from 16 pm on December 17 at 9 am Jan. 4, with four exceptions:
• 17 companies in Jacksonville (Onslow County) are reduced to two lanes, two-way traffic on the bridge Buddy Phillips over the New River for the construction of a new bridge;
• 17-Windsor (Bertie County) is reduced to one lane on the bridge over the river Cashie due to construction. Traffic is controlled by signals, but commercial trucks are restricted on this road;
• I-40 in Greensboro (Guilford County) is reduced to two lanes in both directions between Wendover Avenue (exit 214) and Guilford College Road (exit 213) for the construction of bridges;
• I-73 in Greensboro is reduced to four lanes near Wendover Avenue (exit 102) for bridge construction.
Forecasters are calling for continued cold snow / ice conditions during this period. The NCDOT encourages drivers cope with such conditions to follow these important safety tips:
• Clear windows and mirrors.
• Reduce speed and leave enough space between you and other vehicles.
• Bridges and overpasses accumulate ice first. Approached with extreme caution and • apply the brakes while on deck.
• If you start to slide, take your foot off the accelerator and turn the steering wheel in the direction of the slide. Do not apply the brakes causing further loss of control of the car.
• If you have a cell phone, take it with you in an emergency you can contact the Highway Patrol statewide by calling HP (* 47) or call the emergency center of the county at 911.
• Come to a complete stop or yield right of way when approaching an intersection where traffic signals. Treat this scenario as a four-way stop.
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