Nighttime grading work begins Monday night on Colington Road

Published 7:31 pm Monday, June 13, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced that nighttime grading work on the project to improve Colington Road will begin Monday night, June 13, 2022.

Temporary lane closures and delays can be expected while the work is underway.

“Under the terms of the contract, nighttime road work can occur any time between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday,” stated a Monday press release from NCDOT. “During the evening operations, the contractor will be performing grading work in preparation for the following day’s paving.”

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A flagger will be stationed at each end of the operation to guide vehicles through lane closures. Motorists are advised to drive with caution through the construction zone and factor short delays into drive times.

“The Colington road project is designed to make major improvements to 4.3 miles of a busy and flood-prone road near Kill Devil Hills,” stated the release. “It includes repaving, realignment of substandard curves, seven-foot wide paved shoulders to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians, additional turn lanes and raised grades on flood-prone sections of the road.”

Major roadwork is scheduled to be complete by the fall of 2023 and the final completion of the project set for the spring of 2024.

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