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The following is a news release from the North Carolina Department of Transportation:
Motorists traveling on U.S. 74 will encounter new traffic patterns at intersections with Wesley Chapel Stouts/Sardis Church Road and Faith Church Road as part of a $9.5 million project to convert four full-movement, signalized intersections to superstreets.
Superstreets are a type of intersection where side-street traffic is redirected from going straight through or left at a divided highway intersection. This design improves safety by reducing the chance for intersection crashes, and decreases travel time because of simplified traffic signal timing.
On Sunday night, June 17, contract crews will shift traffic where U.S. 74 meets Wesley Chapel-Stouts Road/Sardis Church Road, redirecting turns from side streets to right turns. Motorists wishing to turn left from side street approaches will turn right on U.S. 74 to a designated U-turn location to head in the opposite direction. The changes to the traffic pattern will begin at 8 p.m. and be complete by 6 a.m. Monday, June 18.
Motorists traveling on U.S. 74 wishing to turn left to the side roads will also need to use the U-turn locations for up to six weeks while work at the intersection is completed.
Crews will set up the same traffic shift on Monday night at the intersection of U.S. 74 and Faith Church Road. Here, motorists wishing to turn left from side streets to U.S. 74 will turn right and continue to the U-turn location to head in the opposite direction. The shift will take place between 8 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 19.
To turn left from U.S. 74 to the side roads, motorists will proceed to the U-turn location to turn around for up to six weeks while crews finish work at this intersection.