Raleigh - The Department of Transportation has re-opened a portion of N.C. 690 between McPherson Road in Moore County and N.C. 24 in Cumberland County.
A major connection between the county and Fort Bragg, the highway was severely damaged by heavy rain on Sept. 28 and 29. Two pipe replacements were needed to complete the repairs.
The opening is a reminder that many roads in the Sandhills region were damaged by the September storm, which arrived just a week before Hurricane Matthew caused even more damage, closing more roads.
Transportation Department staff continue to review each damaged and closed roadway to determine a repair plan. Many roads could 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 have been 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.