A major highway expansion project continues to be a headache and hazard for residents who live near it. They say the longer it takes, the more dangerous its becomes.
The Highway 17 South widening project outside of Chocowinity in Beaufort County was slated to end in December of 2010. Now, two months later, the orange cones and barrels are still blocking the road.
The four lane highway expansion project toward Craven County is still incomplete and residents we spoke to say some days they hardly see crews on the job. Lane shifts and road closures, continue three years after the construction began.
NC DOT in Raleigh tells us there were unforseen problems and weather delays that put crews behind. They expect the highway to open at the end of May.
According to the state, Roberson Contracting Company will be charged for not completing the project in time.
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