GREENVILLE – Contracting crews finished improvements to a Pitt County interchange ramp early and will begin improvements to an adjacent ramp next week.
Between 9 a.m. Aug. 26 and 5 p.m. Sept. 9, drivers headed west on U.S. 264 will not be able to take exit 73A on the west side of Greenville to head toward Wilson.
Until it reopens, traffic will be detoured through three exit loops at the interchange. Drivers will take a right just past the bridge and the two immediate right exit loops to stay on U.S. 264 West.
Motorists 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. It will begin just south of Ayden on N.C. 11, wrap around the west side of Ayden and Winterville and end at the U.S. 264 Bypass west of Greenville. The new highway is expected to open in 2020.