U.S. 311 bypass officially opens in Randolph County

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — The new Interstate 74/U.S. 311 connector in Randolph County opened Friday.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at 10 a.m. and the road opened to traffic at noon.

The I-74/US 311 bypass project from Glenola (Cedar Square Rd.) to US 220 has been delayed several times due to weather and rock blasting delays. The goal of the connector is to connect Randolph, Guilford and Forsyth counties.

The bypass was originally scheduled to open October 2012, then December 2012, and then February 2013.

The estimated cost is $100 million.

[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=210132966898825077531.0004dd528a83ff23b5586&msa=0&ie=UTF8&t=m&ll=35.834515,-79.867859&spn=0.194835,0.411987&z=11&output=embed&w=600&h=350]

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Must-See Stories

More Must-See Stories


Follow FOX8 on Twitter