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Bridge Repairs Complete on U.S. 701 at the Bladen-Sampson County Line

Raleigh - The Department of Transportation has completed repairs to the bridge on U.S. 701 at the Bladen-Sampson county line.

An approach to the bridge over the South River was washed out during Hurricane Matthew. Contractors completed the repairs on the 62-year-old bridge this afternoon.

While many roads have re-opened, about 315 roads remain closed in the state as a result of the hurricane, including a number of roads in Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee. Moore, Richmond, Robeson and Sampson.

Employees with the Department of Transportation continue to review each damaged site to determine a repair plan. Officials estimate that many of the roads will take months to reopen.

Motorists are urged to obey traffic and detour signs, and for their safety as well as for any passengers, not go around any barricades on closed roads. Many of the deaths from the hurricane are a result of a driver ignoring a barricade and trying to continue on a closed road.

For up to date information on road and lane closures, use the ReadyNC mobile app or checking ReadyNC.org or call 511. From outside of North Carolina, call (877) 511-4662.

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2/19/2018 7:47 AM