By WECT Staff | January 7, 2021 at 10:40 AM EST – Updated January 7 at 10:40 AM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The N.C. Department of Transportation is planning to shift a section of traffic on Market Street in Wilmington back to its original placement this weekend.
Northbound traffic on Market Street between Amaryllis Drive and just south of Alexander Road will shift back to the original alignment starting Sunday night, while southbound traffic will remain in its current configuration.
The shift will allow NCDOT contractors to work in between the north and southbound lanes as they continue to install a 96-inch stormwater pipe. Traffic will remain in this alignment until the end of the month.
Two more traffic shifts will be required to complete the installation of the pipe.
NCDOT wants to remind drivers to stay alert when driving through the work zone and use alternate routes, such as Interstate 40 and N.C. 140, when possible.
This construction is part of a larger project to relieve congestion and improve safety on Market Street.
Construction is expected to be complete in early 2023.
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