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The U.S. 17 Bypass in Craven County will be closed in both directions for 90 days starting Monday., according to the NCDOT.
The closure near Pollocksville between U.S. 17 and U.S. 70 began at 9 a.m.
The NCDOT said the section of the highway is being closed so it “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.