Concord drivers, businesses prepare for year-long construction project

-  It's one of a growing list of construction zones for drivers in Concord.

“I think it's definitely outrageously crazy especially for a year, it's a long time,” said one driver.

That's how long the traffic could be shifted on Highway 29 right near Highway 73. Starting Friday night, the northbound lanes will move to the southbound side.

There will still be two lanes in each direction…that will free up one side for crews to work on the project that involves replacing two bridges.

“It will definitely be harder more traffic longer to get home,” the driver said.

And that's not all: You can expect traffic shifts in the future as the entire project isn't expected to be done until the year 2020.

Some are concerned that their fellow drivers might not be aware of the changes and that it could cause problems.

“Accidents because they're not aware of the changes accidents especially at nighttime because you can barely see the new swerves that they put in the road,” said another driver.

Drivers aren't the only ones having to deal with the traffic hassles either. C. L. Tax Center and Wireless is one of several businesses near the bridge that could be impacted.

“Some projects get delayed and things like that but this is a main road so they better stick to it for everybody's benefit,” said Denisse Vasquez, an employee at the shop. “It might slow down the businesses a little bit, but like I said I believe in progress so hopefully, it will be for good hopefully.”

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