The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

July 27, 2012

NCDOT to install thermoplastic markings on local roads

By Roger Thomas for the SNAP

Friday, July 27, 2012 — CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will start work on a $598,000 project to remove and install thermoplastic markings on 12 state-maintained roads in five counties beginning July 30, weather permitting. The new markings will replace those that have faded over time, improving their visibility and safety for motorists.

The contractor, Roadmark Corp. of Durham, will install various pavement marking symbols such as merge arrows, right turn arrows, left turn arrows, thru arrows, or a combination of these symbols. Railroad crossing symbols will also be added on some roads.

Local roads included in the contract are as follows:

Anson County – Three miles of N.C. 145 from Thelma Robinson Road to Pit Road and from Shiloh Church Road to Morven city limits.

Cabarrus County – 1.7 miles of Bruton Smith Boulevard from U.S. 29 to Weddington Road in Concord.

Stanly County ­ 7.1 miles of N.C. 200 from the Cabarrus County line to Market Street in Locust; 6 miles of N.C. 740 from Cooks Road to Highland Drive in New London; and 1.8 miles of N.C. 73 from West Main Street in Albemarle to the Cabarrus County line.

Union County – 4.2 miles of Walkup Road/Monroe-Ansonville Road from the Monroe city limits to Ansonville Road in Wingate; 0.7 miles of Morgan Mill Road from Franklin Street to U.S. 74; and 6.2 miles of Landsford Road from U.S. 74 to White Store Road in Marshville.

Lane closures are permitted from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some weekend work possible. The project is scheduled to be completed Sept. 7.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit or follow NCDOT on Twitter at Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.

For more information, contact deputy division traffic engineer Sean Epperson at (704) 983-4400.