US 301 Near Kenly Requires Temporary Closure

KENLY – The first of several planned closures to improve the storm drainage on US 301 north of Kenly, in southern Wilson County, is scheduled to occur this weekend.

An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor is improving the safety and operation of where US 301 and NC 581 intersect. The contractor will install concrete traffic islands and a reduced conflict intersection that will redirect drivers on NC 581 into turning right to reduce the risk of serious crashes.

As part of the project, a total five closures of US 301 will be needed to install new crossline pipes in the vicinity of this intersection. The first of such closure is scheduled to run from 7:00pm Friday, September 23 until 6:00am, Monday September 26.

While closed, drivers will be detoured onto Simpson Road and Saint Mary’s Road and NC 581. Drivers should slow down near the closure and plan for a longer trip using the detour.

More closures in the coming weeks will be needed as the contractor is able to obtain more piping material.

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