UPDATE, June 15:
The roadway widening is complete, and reopens to traffic June 16th. However, during the next month, drivers can expect delays and traffic shifts as the contractor wraps up the following activities:
- Construction of sidewalks (both sides of the roadway)
- Installation of pavement markings and signage
- Installation of traffic signals.
Update, May 27:
The end date for this project has been extended to June 16th, due to the need to relocate a gas line.
Richardson Road will be closed from US 64 to Core Banks Street, beginning March 27th. The purpose of the closure is for widening to a four-lane median-divided roadway, and constructing turn lanes and traffic signals on US 64.
The detour will route traffic to New Hill Road / New Hill Olive Chapel Road and Olive Chapel Road. Local trips will still have access to other residential and collector streets within and connecting to Sweetwater. Drivers may instead choose to use Kelly Road as their preferred detour route.