DOT to close Clyde Fitzgerald Road in Davidson County
Weather permitting, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin rehabilitating Clyde Fitzgerald Road in Davidson County at 8 a.m. Monday, July 29.
The work will require the closure of Clyde Fitzgerald Road from Belmont Road to Sam Sharpe Road and is expected to be complete by 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2.
During the closure, motorists should use the following signed detour: Clyde Fitzgerald Road to Belmont Road to I-85 to N.C. 47 back to Clyde Fitzgerald Road.
Residents with private driveways on the closed portion of Clyde Fitzgerald Road will still have access to their homes from the roadway.
A section of Clyde Fitzgerald Road from Sam Sharpe Road to N.C. 47 was relocated and improved last year as part of the I-85 Corridor Improvement Project. This rehabilitation project will improve the remaining section of Clyde Fitzgerald Road from Belmont Road to Sam Sharpe Road. The project involves preparing the stone base for paving and placing an intermediate layer of asphalt on this section of Clyde Fitzgerald Road, then applying final asphalt overlay on the entire road, from Belmont Road to N.C. 47.
Once the project is complete, Clyde Fitzgerald Road will be 24 feet wide and better able to withstand traffic from existing industry, as well as accommodate future development in the area. In addition, the improved road will be able to serve as a detour route for I-85 if needed.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.