Relief on the way for Mocksville stoplights

Published 2:43 pm Thursday, March 16, 2017

Relief for stoplight problems are on the way in Mocksville, and street work downtown has been delayed, town commissioners learned last week.

Interim Manager Cecil Wood presented a contract with ALS of Salisbury for maintenance of the town’s two stoplights. The state department of transportation also contracts for much of its stoplight work, he said.

No time table was mentioned, but the contract will include putting strips back in the road at the Wilkesboro, Meroney, Mumford and Yadkinville Road intersection, hopefully alleviating long wait times there.

Town engineer Chuck Willis said the decision was made to delay the replacement of water lines downtown until after school is out, when daily traffic counts will be much less. The work will require detours around the downtown area. Work is planned from Water Street to Gaither Street, and around the square.