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Section of N.C. 90 in Collettsville Closed for Road Repairs

Flooding washed out southbound lane north of Abington Road

RALEIGH -The N.C. Department of Transportation has closed a section of N.C. 90 in Collettsville, north of Lenoir, to repair a slope next to the highway damaged due to recent storms. The repairs began at 8 a.m. today, and will be completed by 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, weather permitting.

Flooding and runoff from heavy rains loosened the soil next to the road between Adako Road and Old Johns River Road. Crews will haul in large rocks to rebuild the embankment and repair the southbound lane of N.C. 90.

While the closure is in place, motorists will take the following detour route:

  • Globe Mountain Road to Mulberry Creek Road back to N.C. 90.

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

For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "" into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.

Editor's note: Photo shows NCDOT crews repairing the embankment and N.C. 90. More photos can be found here.


2/19/2018 7:50 AM