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Pipe Replacement to Close Section of Pitt County Road


AYDEN – A section of a Pitt County road will be closed for approximately three weeks while the N.C. Department of Transportation replaces a large pipe under the roadway. 

N.C. 102 in Ayden will be closed between N.C. 11 South and Pleasant Plain Road. The closure will begin at 7 a.m. June 10 and last through 5 p.m. June 28. During this time, crews will replace a storm drain cross line in front of Walgreen’s. If the contractor finishes the work early, the road will reopen sooner. 

Traffic will be detoured onto Pleasant Plain Road and Old Snow Hill Road. 

Drivers should anticipate needing extra time for 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, wrapping 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.

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6/19/2019 1:34 PM