New traffic pattern on U.S. 70
CLEVELAND ó Drivers on U.S. 70 near Cleveland will follow a new traffic pattern starting Thursday.
From Amity Hill Road to the Iredell County line, traffic on the highway currently flows two ways on both eastbound lanes. Beginning late Thursday morning, traffic will remain in two lanes but will move to the appropriate side of the road.
Rich Haff, assistant resident engineer for the N.C. Department of Transportation office in Salisbury, said work on rehabilitation of the highway and replacement of a bridge has progressed enough to allow the change.
Now, crews must finish work on the median and paving on the eastbound lanes. Haff said the goal is to open all four lanes of that part of U.S. 70 in mid-August.