GREENVILLE – A Pitt County highway ramp will be closed for several weeks as crews make improvements to part of the Southwest Bypass project.
Beginning at 7 a.m. July 8, exit 73 B on U.S. 264 East will be closed. This exit will remain closed for about one month.
During the closure, the N.C. Department of Transportation will replace the approach slabs for the bridge at the interchange of U.S. 264 East.
Traffic heading east will continue on U.S. 264 to Memorial Drive (U.S. 13 N) and turn left. Traffic will head toward the interchange and continue for about two miles. Traffic will exit onto U.S. 264 and then head back east.
Drivers should anticipate needing extra time during their commute and use caution when approaching the work zone.
This construction is part of the Southwest Bypass, which will be a four-lane, 12.6-mile freeway going between two miles south of Ayden on N.C. 11. The construction will wrap around the west side of Ayden and Winterville and ending at the U.S. 264 Bypass, west of Greenville. The new highway should open in 2020.