Update 3:40pm – The DOT has postponed the start of the paving project until Sunday night, Oct. 14th.
BENSON – Weather permitting, the Town of Benson says the NC DOT will begin the Main Street paving project tonight (Wednesday). The resurfacing project had originally been scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.
Contractors will work nightly from 7PM to 6AM October 10, 11, 14, 15, and 16. This schedule is subject to weather delays.
Paving will begin on the outside lanes, then move into the inside lanes, followed by the intersections.
Main Street will still have active lanes open during paving operations, but some intersections may be closed with detour signage placed before the closure.
Contractors are asking that all vehicles be moved from parking spots along Main Street before paving begins each night at 7PM.