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DOT plans Clayton traffic shift

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CLAYTON — A traffic shift needed for the N.C. 42 widening in Clayton will occur Wednesday evening, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Starting at 8 p.m., contract workers will set up orange drums and direct traffic onto the two newly built lanes between Glen Laurel Road and Fox Ridge Road. The shift will allow the contractor to begin reconstructing the other side of N.C. 42.

Motorists should slow down and pay attention as they travel into the work zone and go through the traffic shift.

N.C. Department of Transportation spokesman Andrew Barksdale said the operation should take 30 minutes.

The DOT contractor is widening 4.6 miles of the two-lane highway into four lanes with a raised median, concrete curb and gutters and other improvements between Glen Laurel Road and Buffalo Road. The $58.7 million contract was awarded last year.

The project will be completed by the summer of 2022.

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