Overnight paving scheduled on Old Wire Road this week

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Nighttime drivers on Old Wire Road should expect traffic delays this week during a road paving project.

Crews are scheduled to pave Old Wire Road from Ash Street to the Gulley Park parking lot from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. through Wednesday, Sept. 11. Work began Sept. 9. Flaggers will be in the area to direct traffic, according to a news release.

While the project is expected to be completed Wednesday evening, work may extend into Thursday.

The work is part of the latest phase of improvements along Old Wire Road.

The highlight of this phase includes a 0.88-mile cycle track on the east side of Old Wire that features a 9.5-foot-wide, two-way protected bike lane separated from the roadway by a 4-foot-wide stamped concrete median. The cycle track is a prototype model that will be studied and possibly used more widely across the region in the coming years as a way to provide a more safe and convenient way to travel on a bicycle.

The project also includes a 5-foot-wide sidewalk east of the cycle track, street and sidewalk lighting and new traffic light signals.

A dedicated bicycle lane signal will soon be installed at the intersection of Old Wire and Township Street, as well as a signalized pedestrian crossing at Stanton Avenue.

Stormwater improvements were also part of the work, including a new pre-cast box culvert and additional drainage improvements near Overcrest Street.