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Median work to begin today at Jake and Morlan Park

SALISBURY N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews are improving safety for drivers through a project that is expected to significantly reduce the potential for crashes at the intersection of Jake Alexander Boulevard and Morlan Park Road in Salisbury.

Crews will install a median on Jake Alexander Boulevard that will prohibit left turns from Morlan Park Road onto Jake Alexander Boulevard. The median will continue to allow left turns from the main highway onto Morlan Park Road. This change will lower the number of ways a crash can occur at the intersection, which are known as “conflict points.”

Due to contractor scheduling challenges, the work to modify this portion of highway was planned to begin June 1, but was scheduled to start today, and is expected to be completed by Friday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m.

NCDOT reminds motorists to use extra caution in the work zone, watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

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