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I-73 connector in Randolph County expected to be finished by Memorial Day

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. -- The new Interstate 73 connector in Randolph County is expected to be completed around Memorial Day, officials said on Thursday.

The project has been delayed due to rain and cold temperatures, according to DOT officials.

The goal of the connector is to connect Randolph, Guilford and Forsyth counties.

Weather permitting, the DOT hopes to put down asphalt on Monday.

When finished, it I-73 will connect to I-74 making traveling to the beach faster this summer.