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DOT plans U.S. 117 closure near Wilson

Friday, May 10, 2013

The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of U.S. 117 in Wilson south of U.S. 301 between Blalock Road and Yank Road on Monday, May 13, at 8 a.m., weather permitting.

The road will reopen by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17. The closure is necessary for crews to replace two concrete pipes under U.S. 117 in preparation for a resurfacing project that will take place at the end of May.

U.S. 117 will be closed to through traffic with a detour in place. Traffic will use Blalock Road, Lely Road and Yank Road to travel around the project site. Through traffic will be able to access residences and businesses along this stretch of U.S. 117; however, they will not be able to travel past the construction site.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

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