Road Work Planned For Several Miles of Alamance County
Local and state politicians are getting serious about the roads in and around Alamance County. The Burlington City Council has approved a move to ask for federal and state money to improve Maple Ave as it comes off the interstate near the old BMOC. They call it the Maple Avenue Corridor improvement plan. Most people say it will cost more than 40 million dollars to improve that stretch from the interstate down to Anthony St. The State DOT apparently has some 25 million they could add to the kitty, and the city council has agreed to try for it.
Meanwhile, the state DOT says they have approved nearly 5 million dollars to improve about 30 miles of roads in Alamance and Guilford counties. That includes milling and resurfacing sections of NC 87 and NC 49 and 21 other smaller actions of secondary roads. The bad news is that this means a lot of lane closures all around the county starting this month and lasting until next summer.
Kimesville Rd will be closed starting next week while they do some of that work. In Caswell County, several sections of Highway 119 and 37 miles of other roads will be milled and resurfaced between now and next summer.