Lane Restrictions Friday On Highway 42 East

Contract crews will conduct lane closures on a stretch of N.C. 42 in Johnston County on Friday to make repairs to the pavement.

The two-lane highway will be reduced to one lane between Neuse River Parkway and Trillium Way between 9 a.m. and Noon Friday.  Work had originally been planned for Thursday morning but was postponed until Friday.

The crew will patch an area of the pavement that has settled and caused a dip in the road.

Drivers should proceed slowly through the work zone, expect delays and be aware of flagging operations directing traffic through the opened lane.

This stretch is part of a $58.7 million contract awarded last year to widen 4.6 miles of N.C. 42, construct  a median and make other upgrades, which include installing new culverts underneath the highway. The project will be completed by the summer of 2022.

NC42 East File Photo by John Payne