Greensboro road project approved, construction to begin in 2016

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1 - CopyGREENSBORO, N.C. — Motorists will have to wait until next year for improvements to the busy intersection of Westridge Road and Battleground Avenue, a $3.5 million project that Greensboro voters approved in a 2008 bond referendum.

The local Municipal Planning Organization voted unanimously Wednesday to delay the start of construction from later this year until the summer of 2016 because the project took longer to design than originally foreseen.

But the board authorized road planners to go ahead with this year’s scheduled purchase of about $430,000 in property for widened lanes, additional sidewalks and better turning provisions on all four approaches to the Westridge-Battleground-Old Battleground Road intersection.

“It really only delays it by about nine months,” said Adam Fischer, the director of the city’s Department of Transportation.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record