They’re nowhere to be found in daylight, but paving crews are out in force overnight this month on N.C. 115, the main street through downtown Davidson and Cornelius. Charlotte-based Ferebee Corp. is doing the work under a $7.8 million contract with N.C. Department of Transportation.
The DOT is resurfacing Main Street/N.C. 115 from the Iredell County line in Davidson south to Washam-Potts Road in Cornelius. The patching and repaving project is happening nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. It began the first week of June and is expected to last at least through the end of the month.
The overnight work is designed to minimize the disruption to daytime traffic. But all the heavy equipment is keeping some residents on or near Main Street up at night, with a chorus of beeping, scraping, digging, and banging.
In Cornelius, the work began with patching, starting at the railroad bridge near Potts Street between the two towns. Crews headed south to Washam Potts Road, then turned around and began working northbound to Griffith Street. Milling, in which heavy equipment grinds up the old road surface, began last Sunday night at the Iredell County line, and crews were working their way south, according to a DOT spokeswoman.
So what’s going on while you’re asleep? See photos and listen to the audio below.
RELATED LINKS AND INFO
N.C. DOT is providing occasional project updates via its Charlotte Twitter feed, @NCDOT_Charlotte
Anyone with questions or concerns about the project may call the DOT at 704-847-5006.
June 5, 2012, “Main St./NC 115 paving begins, could last 4-5 weeks”
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
Photos below by Bill Giduz and David Boraks.
Listen to an audio clip of the overnight paving project on Main Street Davidson, recorded around 3:45 a.m. on South Main Street near Flatiron Kitchen. Click the play button to start. Can’t see the player or hear the audio? CLICK HERE>
(MP3, 1 min., 33 sec.)