Beaufort Co. intersection converting to roundabout, lane shifts starts today

BEAUFORT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Commuters route in the east may be affected Monday morning as crew start construction on a busy intersection.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is transforming the U.S. 264 and Highway 32 intersection into a roundabout.

The NCDOT says lanes at the Douglas crossroads intersection in Beaufort County will shift slightly north from the existing pattern.

The change will also eliminate the turn lanes of U.S. 264 to reduce it to a two-lane road.

This traffic pattern will last a couple of months, according to the NCDOT, and will be the first of several traffic shifts throughout the project that is expected to be completed by the fall.