By Lindell J. Kay | firstname.lastname@example.org | 252-265-8117
ROCKY MOUNT — Repairs needed due to a summer storm washout has closed a road for at least two weeks.
Crews are replacing a crossline pipe that runs along South Halifax Road over Polecat Branch, said state transportation spokesman Andrew Barksdale.
“After a June storm damaged the pipe and roadway south of Sunset Avenue, the N.C. Department of Transportation made a temporary repair and reopened the road in July,” Barksdale said in a news release. “The NCDOT has gone back to the site to make a permanent repair that includes an upgraded culvert capable of handling more stormwater going underneath the roadway. The project will cost an estimated $275,000.”
The road is expected to reopen by Dec. 15.
A southbound detour sends drivers left onto Bethlehem Road, right onto Beechwood Drive and right onto Old Mill Road, returning to South Halifax Road. The northbound detour is the reverse route.
Drivers who use South Halifax Road should anticipate a longer commute and use caution near the work zone, Barksdale said.
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