AYDEN - A Pitt County road will close to traffic later this month as work continues in connecting old and new sections of N.C. 11.
Contractors with the N.C. Department of Transportation will close both lanes of Lee Street in Ayden starting Feb. 25. This closure, about a month and a half long, will allow crews to grade and pave the newly constructed road, plus tie it in with the older section of road.
Once this work, which is part of the Southwest Bypass project, is finished, traffic will enter N.C. 11 at a different location, approximately a quarter-of-a-mile south of the existing intersection.
Because both lanes will be closed, traffic on N.C. 11 and Lee Street will be rerouted onto West 3rd Street. Drivers should anticipate additional time being added to their commute and staying alert to crews working in the area.
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