Highway 50 Paving Will Requires Lane Closures

Work to make a 16-mile stretch of N.C. 50 smoother will begin this week and require occasional lane closures.

A Department of Transportation contracting crew will need to close one lane at a time on the two-lane highway to mill away the old asphalt and then repave it. Depending on the contractor’s schedule and the weather, the northbound lane closures could begin Wednesday, June 6.

The work along Highway 50 from the Wake County line all the way south to the Town of Benson will take about 30 days to complete.

To reduce traffic delays on the busiest portion of Highway 50, there will be no lane closures during the morning commute between McGee’s Crossroads and the Wake County line.

The Highway 50 repaving is part of a larger resurfacing contract awarded to a subcontractor for several roads in Johnston County. JoCoReport File Photo