Detour: Wilkesboro St. roundabout taking longer than expected

Published 9:52 am Monday, July 17, 2023

Expect detours along Wilkesboro Street in Mocksville for at least two more months.

CBL, contractors with the N.C. Department of Transportation on the installation of a roundabout at the intersection with Yadkinville Road, Meroney Street and Mumford Drive, cited delays in replacing underground utility lines.

The project was to be completed by the end of August.

An almost four-week work stoppage occurred due to delays caused by a water line subcontractor waiting on back-ordered parts, Mocksville Town Manager Ken Gamble reported. The line must be completed and the old line abandoned before other water, sewer or storm drain utility work can be done.

He said that the department of transportation will begin levying fines at the end of August, so the contractor has incentive to get the project completed as early as possible.

To learn more, contact NCDOT Asst. Engineer Matt Swicegood at mdswicegood@ncdot.gov, or 336-747-7957.