The NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will start work Monday June 24 to change the traffic pattern at the intersection of NC 181 and Bost Road. NCDOT is adding a left turn lane in the northbound lane of NC 181 so drivers can turn into the new Dollar General without disrupting the traffic flow.
City Engineer Mark Young said the change will have an impact on drivers heading south into Morganton on NC 181.
"Drivers who come into Morganton on NC 181 tend to split into two lanes of traffic at the intersection of NC 181 and St. Mary's Church Road, but they won't be able to do that anymore after the NCDOT adds the left turn lane," Young said.
After the change, drivers heading south on NC 181 will not be able to split into two lanes of traffic until they pass Dollar General.
NCDOT said their contractors will work on the project Monday and Tuesday during the day. Starting Wednesday, the contractors will be working at night, and they hope to finish the project by Friday.