Thanks in part to the reduced tax money available due to the pandemic and in part due to other factors, many road projects in North Carolina are behind schedule. One of them--long delayed--will begin this week.
We reported last August that Main Street (NC 27) through Lincolnton would be repaved. Originally, the project was planned for late Summer or early Fall--last year. Now, it's about to happen.
The work will begin on Riverside Drive (the extension of West Main St. to the South Fork River) and the first portion of the repaving will be from the intersection there to the Courtsquare. Eventually, the project will include all of NC 27 through Lincolnton to the intersection with NC 150 at the east end of Boger City.
You may have seen the lights on the Courtsquare. Much of the project will be done at night.
During the repaving period, motorists may want to take alternate routes through town.
A couple of related notes: the long talked-about sidewalk over US 321 won't happen. It has been deleted from the project list.
The work continues on the new interchange of Interstate 85 and US 321 in Gastonia. That project was originally scheduled to be completed by this Summer, but most likely it won't be complete now until the very end of this year or perhaps early next.
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