Traffic shift starts Thursday in Albemarle

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The N.C. Department of Transportation will be shifting traffic on N.C. 24/27 east of Albemarle, in conjunction with widening the highway from east of Big Bear Creek to St. Martin Road.
Beginning Wednesday, access to Odell Drive, Canton Road, and West Main Street from N.C. 24/27 will be detoured through the end of October, in conjunction with the traffic shift.
Beginning mid-morning Thursday, westbound traffic on N.C. 24/27 will be shifted into the eastbound lanes, from west of St. Martin Road to east of Big Bear Creek. This traffic pattern will remain in effect through mid-July.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. Plan ahead before driving by visiting the NCDOT Traveler Information Web site at, or call 511, the state’s toll-free information line for current travel conditions.