‘A smoother ride’ coming to Breazeale Avenue

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“I think everybody agrees it is a smoother ride and you can tell which lane you are in now,” said Mount Olive town manager Charles Brown, summarizing the “much-needed” resurfacing and remarking of traffic lanes on Breazeale Avenue.

The roadwork that stretched a mile north of N.C. Highway 55 South to the Wayne/Duplin county line was tackled by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. It covered nearly 4.5 miles of the thoroughfare.

The stretch was riddled with pot holes and lane markings had faded to the point it was difficult to determine where a lane was actually located.

“I would like to compliment DOT for getting it done quickly and efficiently. It has been needed for a long time. I know their work is bogged down in time just like ours is, but what they did and in the short period of time it took was very impressive,” Brown said.

DOT personnel removed about two inches of pavement along the 4.5-mile stretch and did it all in a week, he said. “It has made all the difference in the world, especially the remarking of the traffic lanes.”

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