Raleigh - A section of Berkley Boulevard near Hill Drive Circle in Goldsboro that was closed earlier today following a gas line rupture has reopened to traffic.
A gas line was ruptured this morning while subcontractor crews were working on sewer line installation along Berkley Boulevard. The work was part of an N.C. Department of Transportation project to widen Berkley Boulevard. Traffic was detoured on Central Heights Road while the closure was in place.
Emergency services crews and utilities companies responded to the rupture and NCDOT crews were able to reopen the road earlier this afternoon.
A $3 million contract was awarded to Fred Smith Company of Raleigh in June for this project, which includes adding a second southbound travel lane on Berkley Boulevard.
Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. 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 Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. You can also access NCDOT Mobile, a version of the NCDOT website especially for mobile devices. Visit m.ncdot.gov from your mobile browser.