ZEBULON – N.C. Department of Transportation crews are planning to close a section of N.C. 96 just south of Zebulon on Monday for one week.
The closure, which is expected to start at 9 a.m., is necessary to repair the culvert carrying Snipes Creek under N.C. 96, which is about one-quarter mile north of the Wake-Johnston County Line. Weather permitting, the road is expected to reopen by Friday at 9 p.m.
Drivers heading north on N.C. 96 from Johnston County into Wake County will follow a detour to Earpsboro Road, N.C. 39, Wake County Line Road, Perry Curtis Road back to N.C. 96. Drivers wishing to bypass Zebulon can remain on N.C. 39 and then take U.S. 264 West back to N.C. 96.
Southbound drivers will follow the same detour, but in reverse.
Drivers should pay attention and allow extra time to navigate the detour route.