RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of Mazeppa Road in Mooresville at the intersection with N.C. 115 on Wednesday, Dec. 5, for a road realignment project.
The project consists of several phases. The first phase, which starts Wednesday, will include the realignment of 0.3 miles of Mazeppa Road from the intersection with N.C. 115 to 0.75 miles west of Overhead Bridge Road. Weather permitting, this phase is expected to take about six weeks to complete and Mazeppa Road will re-open.
Other phases of the project will include the addition of a right turn lane at the intersection with N.C. 115, and upgrades to the railroad crossing. The next phases will begin in Spring 2013.
This project will improve safety at the railroad crossing, which currently does not have a signal, nor stop arm. The right turn lane will be extended and will increase vehicular capacity in the area.
NCDOT encourages motorists to use caution when traveling through the area. A detour route has been set up to get around the project. Motorists can take N.C. 801 to Triplett Road to Mazeppa Road.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit https://apps.dot.state.nc.us/pio/releases/admin/www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone and bookmark it for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.
For more information on this project, please contact District Engineer Patrick Norman at (704) 876-3947.