WAXHAW – N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will start building a roundabout on Sept. 13 at the intersection of N.C. 200 and McWhorter Road, south of Waxhaw near the South Carolina border.
The $886,000 project will take about six weeks to complete, with the roundabout moving traffic in mid-October.
During construction, drivers heading south on N.C. 200 will be detoured along Nesbit Road and Potter Road, before returning to N.C. 200. Northbound drivers will follow the detour in reverse.
Roundabouts improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as help reduce the congestion and backups typical at traditional intersections, according to NCDOT.