Paving project slows Hamlet traffic

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Traffic along State Route 177 and Highway Business 74 in Hamlet slows to a crawl mid-Thursday morning during a paving project.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Traffic along State Route 177 and Highway Business 74 in Hamlet slows to a crawl mid-Thursday morning during a paving project.

Staff report

HAMLET — Traffic was slow-going through Hamlet today along State Route 177 and Highway Business 74 as workers put new asphalt down on 177 mid-Thursday morning.

The standard traffic signal was ignored as a Hamlet Police Department officer took over traffic control duties for the project.

Hudson Paving, of Rockingham,is the primary contractor on the project, which covers 1.8 miles of roadway on Route 177 from the Dobbins Heights town limits to the William E Bayless III bridge.  Stancil Hauling, of Ellerbe, also is on the project.

Work consists of milling and resurfacing and is part of a nearly $2.1 million project. Work is expected to be completed near the end of June.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Stancil Hauling, of Ellerbe, is a subcontractor on a paving project that will resurface 1.8 miles of roadway along State Route 177 in Hamlet.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Stancil Hauling, of Ellerbe, is a subcontractor on a paving project that will resurface 1.8 miles of roadway along State Route 177 in Hamlet.

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