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CREEDMOOR — The N.C. Department of Transportation closed Pine Street at West Lake Road as of 7 a.m. Wednesday. This permanent closure is part of the realignment of N.C. 56.
An NCDOT contractor will be constructing a cul-de-sac. Driveway access will be maintained for residents during construction.
Motorists should use North Durham Avenue and turn left onto Sunset Road to get to Pine Street.
The realignment of N.C. 56 will adjust the current traffic pattern from the series of turns currently needed to stay on N.C. 56 and form a direct tie between West Lake Road and Wilton Avenue. A new median-divided connecting road will be constructed north of the existing West Lake Road, and will improve traffic flow as well as driver and pedestrian safety. This project will also consist of sidewalk construction that will connect to the city of Creedmoor-managed Cross City Trail project.