High Point Road widening project underway

Posted on: 11:09 pm, November 8, 2012, by , updated on: 11:10pm, November 8, 2012

JAMESTOWN, N.C. — The four mile stretch from Groomtown Road to Vickery Chapel Road on High Point Road is going from two lanes to four lanes with a median.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation bought more than 200 parcels of property and spent more than $25 million. 

Part of the land was on Keith Badorf’s car wash, The Black Dog Car Wash. 

“It will just be a little difficult for cars to pull out,” Badorf said.

The road comes feet away from Badord’s car wash. He’s losing his parking spots out front and counting on less customers. 

“We planned and budgeting for two years of not fun,” he said.

The Department of Transportation says the reason for the project is to relieve traffic congestion and improve safety. 

Robert Holden owns Giovanni’s. He said he understands the construction is going to be rough but is focusing on the long term. 

“We think it’s going to be more projective like a Wendover Avenue or Battleground. This is great news for expansion,” Holden said.

Work is planned to be done by November 2015.