DOT Awards Funds For Interchange Safety Improvements

The Department of Transportation has awarded contracts for safety improvements at three Johnston County intersections.

Construction will begin later this year on a second left-turn lane on eastbound US 70 Business at Shotwell Road in Clayton. The project also includes adding a second northbound left-turn lane on Shotwell Road at the same intersection. The improvements will help alleviate congestion where the average daily traffic on Shotwell Road has doubled since 2003 to about 10,000 vehicles in 2015, the most recently available number.

The NC DOT also plans to realign the intersection of Winston and Guy Roads near Clayton to eliminate an angled road and add a left-turn lane on Guy Road.

A third project will realign the intersection of Braswell/Ormond Road at Bakers Chapel Road in eastern Johnston County to make it easier for motorists to turn.