Starting this weekend, a North Carolina Department of Transportation contractor will implement the first of two major traffic shifts on N.C. 16 in Catawba County as part of an ongoing widening project.
Starting this Saturday (October 9) one of two lanes will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on N.C. 16 between Claremont and Tower roads. The median lane will be closed and multiple reduced conflict intersections will be installed.
The second major traffic shift will take place the following Saturday, October 16. The project is expected to be complete by the middle of 2022. Motorists should drive carefully in the area and look out for any signage on the route as they adjust to the new traffic pattern.