JAN. 7, 2016, UPDATE:
The N.C. Department of Transportation has announced it plans to reopen U.S. 421/N.C. 27 in Buies Creek to two-way, two-lane traffic beginning Jan. 13, weather permitting. The road will remain in a two-lane traffic pattern while work continues on a new pedestrian tunnel at Campbell University in the area.
The closure allowed crews to begin installation of the tunnel; grade the roadway; and add storm drains east and west of the crossing site. Also, a 16-inch waterline was installed on a temporary basis while the existing 20-inch waterline was relocated so not to conflict with the tunnel.The tunnel is anticipated to be open to the public in the summer of 2016.
RALEIGH, North Carolina — The N.C. Department of Transportation will start road closures and detours on U.S. 421/N.C. 27 beginning Nov. 23 in Buies Creek as work continues on a new pedestrian tunnel at Campbell University. The closure was originally scheduled to begin Nov. 16, but the postponement is due to a delay in receiving materials critical to the work.
Local traffic will still have access to campus via Leslie Campbell Avenue and Harmon Road.
Other motorists will follow a signed detour using Johnson Farm Road to Sherriff Johnson Road to Old Stage Road to N.C. 27 back to U.S. 421.
The detour is anticipated to last about one month before U.S. 421/N.C. 27 is reopened to one lane of travel in each direction.
Located under U.S. 421/N.C. 27, the tunnel will make it safer and easier for pedestrians to navigate the university and the area around campus, including the football stadium. The project includes paving, drainage, retaining walls and an underground culvert.
The tunnel is anticipated to be open to the public in the summer of 2016. Crews will continue work to the surrounding area, including planting vegetation, through December 2016.
The map below shows how Campbell students, faculty, staff and visitors can access main campus and Barker-Lane Stadium.