The N.C. Department of Transportation will be detouring traffic this weekend for
motorists traveling along Carver Street in Durham between Guess and Hillandale roads. The
detour will allow crews to bring the existing pavement level of Carver Street up to the new elevation of
Hillandale Road at the intersection of the two roads. The detour will be in place from 7 p.m. Friday
until 6 a.m. on Monday, August 27. Carver Street will only be open to local traffic, with detour signs in
place to direct other drivers to use Rose of Sharon Road, Hillandale Road and Guess Road to get
around the construction area.
Upon completion of the paving operation on Carver Street, there will be a project-related shift in the
traffic pattern for motorists traveling along Hillandale Road. The traffic shift will put northbound
drivers in the outside lane of the new four-lane facility. Southbound drivers will continue in the
existing traffic pattern. The traffic shift will allow for construction of the median island throughout the
project. The change in the current traffic pattern is scheduled to occur on Thursday night, August 30.
Just over a mile of Hillandale Road is being widened from I-85 to north of Carver Street. It is being
upgraded to a four-lane, median-divided roadway. Work on the $4.2 million project began on Sept. 30,
2010, and it is expected to be completed by this December.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch for construction and detour signs and stay alert in the area.
Updated travel information is available by calling 511 or online at www.ncdot.gov/travel. In addition,
NCDOT now offers travel information on Twitter (for more information, go to
www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter). Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the
NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then,
bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android, and
some newer Blackberry phones.