Contractors for the N.C. Department of Transportation are down to the last few punch list items on its summer repaving project on N.C. 115. This week, they’ve been re-building the popular decorative crosswalks on Main Street, beginning on North Main Street and working their way south.
Many drivers have gotten caught in the traffic during the daytime work. With the road down to one lane at times, cars backed up on Main Street in both directions.
Workers for Carolina Asphalt told us they still have a couple of crosswalks left this week – at the south end of downtown near the CVS and Flatiron Kitchen.
The town of Davidson and Davidson College are chipping in to pay for re-painting the crosswalks, which were lost in the DOT repaving project.
Workers overnight Tuesday re-installed the automatic trip switches under the pavement on Main Street that change traffic signals for entering and leaving side streets.
Meanwhile, the Town Board on Tuesday night is scheduled to discuss another traffic-related issue downtown: Whether a left turn lane from southbound Main Street to Concord Road is feasible. We’ll have more about that Wednesday.