Clayton, NC – Construction of the road on NC Highway 42 at U.S. Highway 70 Business was postponed Tuesday morning to the same day, according to Clayton Town.
The NC 42 section near the railroad tracks will be closed starting Wednesday morning so the Norfolk Southern Railway can improve the track. The city sent out an email at 9 a.m., stating they had no control over Norfolk Southern Railway operations.
“However, we have no control over the train and their programs,” Clayton said. “We have to trust the communication they give us. Make sure we have confirmed this replacement many times … all I can do is give my money away. very much in all things. “
The closure, which applies to many roads, is expected to create traffic delays in the future, and the city has told drivers to plan ahead for changes. When train operations begin on Wednesday, NC 42 could be closed in between 24 and 36 hours.
Work, which is expected to begin Tuesday and end Thursday morning, can now continue through Friday.
The Johnston County School District said the closure could affect traffic times and traffic jams.
“It’s really bad,” said Karen Narron, a mother of two. I take my boys to kindergarten in the morning. I go that way, I go back, get dressed and come back. [that way] to make. It will hurt me twice. “
The Johnston County School District has sent a message to parents that car arrival times could be disrupted and drivers need to check out other designated routes. Those delays could be released on Wednesday.
Roads will be set up around the project to take drivers from Front Street, before some sections, on Robertson Street and then onto US 70.
The 36 -hour shutdown will allow Norfolk Southern to operate on the railroad.
“The best thing – for two days. Even though it’s been a long two days. We’ve heard it a few times before,” Narron said.