Johnston County Roundabout To Get New Traffic Pattern

Roundabouts improve safety and traffic flow at an intersection 

On Saturday, motorists will begin using a new traffic pattern for a Johnston County roundabout that is nearing completion.

Workers will use flagging operations on Saturday to shift traffic into a new pattern that will allow motorists to begin going all the way around the roundabout without stopping. Motorists have been using the roundabout at the intersection of N.C. 39 and N.C. 42 north of Selma with stop signs while it has been under construction.

The work to update the new traffic pattern will take most of Saturday. Motorists should avoid the intersection on Saturday, or expect delays when using it until the new traffic pattern is complete.

The remaining work, including a final layer of asphalt, will be completed by early November.

Raleigh contractor Fred Smith Co. began building the roundabout in the spring, after the N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a $2.3 million contract.