Raleigh - All northbound lanes and one southbound lane are now closed on N.C. 59 at the bridge just north of Camden Road in Hope Mills in Cumberland County. Crews from the Department of Transportation identified a large void beneath the pavement on the north end of the bridge. The damage was caused by last week's flash flooding in the area.
A contractor began work today to repair the bridge and roadway adjacent to it. But it may be until early November before one lane can be open in each direction. Complete repairs may take until early December.
The N.C. 59 northbound lanes are closed at Camden Road. Vehicles can get around the closure by turning right on Camden Road and then left on N.C. 162 (Hope Mills Bypass) to get back to N.C. 59.
While there is a southbound lane open, drivers can use an alternate route to avoid the work zone, turning left on N.C. 162 (Hope Mills Bypass), and then right on Camden Road to return to N.C. 59.
Motorists are urged to slow down and use extra caution when approaching the lane closures.
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