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Contractor fails to meet 'cautiously optimistic' date to reopen Greenville Hwy.

A fourth deadline came and went on Friday when a contractor for the NCDOT failed to reopen Greenville Highway.


NCDOT spokesman David Uchiyama said on Dec. 2 that a paving subcontractor had completed "incidental milling" and that the agency was "cautiously optimistic we may have it open by the end of the second week of December." Rain delayed work on Friday and paving equipment on the scene was idle over the weekend.

The $3.5 million project will align Erkwood Drive and Shepherd Street so they can be accessed from the roundabout on Greenville Highway. At a meeting of the Flat Rock Village Council last Thursday, board member John Dockendorf said he did not have an opening date for the highway but noted that the completion date for the contract overall "has always been June of 2020."

roundaboutRoundabout as seen from southwest corner of Greenville Highway and Erkwood Drive. Flat Rock and NCDOT officials say motorists can expect temporary flagger controlled lane stoppages to occur even when Greenville Highway reopens.