U.S. 117 off-ramp to close in Wayne County

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GOLDSBORO – The off-ramp from U.S. 117 South in Wayne County will close temporarily on Wednesday as part of a project to construct an interchange at Country Club Road.

A North Carolina Department of Transportation contractor needs to close the off-ramp and detour traffic so crews can safely clean up the area around the ramp after recent heavy rains, according to a release from the DOT. The closure is expected to last from noon Wednesday, June 19, until 6 p.m. that evening.

The detour will direct people on U.S. 117 South to exit at O’Berry Road, which is to the north of the Country Club Road project. Then it will take travelers south on U.S. 117 Alternate to Country Club Road where drivers can get back on the highway and continue south.

The $20.6 million project includes constructing interchanges with overpasses at O’Berry Road and Country Club Road. The O’Berry Road interchange opened in December. The completion of the Country Club Road interchange has been pushed back to spring of 2020 due to a wet winter and spring, according to the release.

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