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NCDOT to Close Section of U.S. 701 in Bladen County Monday

RALEIGH - Beginning Monday, Aug. 4, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close the section of U.S. 701 between Harrelson Road and Britt Road in Bladen County to replace four pipes under the highway in preparation of an upcoming resurfacing project.

Crews will finish replacing the pipes and reopen this portion of U.S. 701 by Friday, Aug. 8, weather permitting. A detour route for the closure will be in place during this time, using N.C. 242, Twisted Hickory Road and Britt Road.

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 the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" 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.

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2/15/2018 5:23 PM