Pavement covers the newly widened section of Whiteland Road, and a concrete median separates the two lanes; but the county is pleading with drivers to stay off the major east-west route for a few more weeks.
Since June, the stretch of road has been closed while workers have been widening lanes, installing storm drains, laying asphalt and building a roundabout as part of the $6 million project. Trucks have been used to barricade the one-mile stretch where work is being done between Morgantown and Saddle Club roads, but some drivers have tried to go through, CrossRoad Engineers representative Brad Stahley said.
Work is expected to be finished by the end of this month, and the road will reopen to traffic. The project, which is being paid for with money from the county’s wheel tax, includes widening Whiteland Road and putting in a roundabout at Morgantown Road so that more drivers will be able to use the road as a new east-west corridor for the county.