The closure near Pollocksville between U.S. 17 and U.S. 70 will begin at 9 a.m. on Feb. 4. Closing this section of highway will allow the N.C. Department of Transportation to make its final tie-ins for the new U.S. 17 Bypass in a safe and timely manner.
There will be detour signs leading traffic around the closure. Drivers heading south will use the U.S. 17 Business interchange and exit at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Traffic will turn left at the light and continue on U.S. 17 Business South to access U.S. 17 South. For drivers heading north, continue straight at the U.S. 17 Business and U.S. 17 Bypass intersection. Drivers will cross under the U.S 70 overpass and turn left at the light back onto U.S. 70 west.
Drivers should anticipate needing extra time to travel during the next few months.