Construction continues on Riley Fuzzel Road expansion
A notice to proceed with construction was issued April 13 on a project to widen Riley Fuzzel Road from a two-lane asphalt roadway to a five-lane concrete paved section with improved drainage between Elm Street and the Hardy Toll Road. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A project to expand Riley Fuzzel Road to five lanes with improved drainage between Elm Street and the Hardy Toll Road is under construction and expected to be complete by March 2021. The project will also realign the road at West Hardy Street to incorporate a four-way intersection and close the railroad crossing at Caroline Street to accommodate a new railroad crossing north of Riley Fuzzel Road.
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