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Motorists travel along Skeet Club Road near the intersection of Waterview Road where a traffic signal is now in operation. Construction along Skeet Club Road began in 2016 and is expected to be completed in late summer, weather permitting.

HIGH POINT — A project to widen a key roadway in north High Point that has been five years in the making finally is nearing completion.

N.C. Department of Transportation officials say the widening and upgrade of Skeet Club Road should be finished later this summer. The centerpiece of the project involves widening Skeet Club from two to four lanes between Eastchester Drive and Johnson Street.

The project has run into delays since work began in 2016.

“The contract experienced considerable delays early on due to utility issues,” said Aaron Moody, DOT public information officer out of Raleigh. “It is now scheduled for completion by late summer, weather permitting.”

Recently, the contractor shifted traffic onto the new Skeet Club Road bridges over Oak Hollow Lake and the Colonial Pipeline, Moody told The High Point Enterprise.

Major remaining work includes replacing two 66-inch culverts under Skeet Club Road near Johnson Street before a final layer of asphalt can be applied throughout the project.

In addition to being widened to four lanes, there will be sidewalks on both sides of the road from Orchard Knob Lane west of Johnson Street to Eastchester Drive. The contract price for the project is $30.8 million.

The Skeet Club Road widening was proposed to alleviate traffic congestion in an area with residential subdivisions as well as Southwest Guilford high, middle and elementary schools. The section of Skeet Club Road near the Eastchester Drive intersection carries more than 16,000 vehicles per day, according to the most recent traffic counts from the city of High Point Transportation Department.

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