PIKEVILLE – Both directions of U.S. 117 are scheduled to close in Pikeville next week, so crews can repair a drainage pipe under the road.
The closure is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Monday on U.S. 117 between Main Street and Mount Carmel Church Road
. The closure will last up to four days to complete. Maintenance crews with the N.C. Department of Transportation will remove part of the pavement, replace the pipe with a larger one and repave the roadway.
A detour will send traffic onto Mount Carmel Church Road, Airport Road and Big Daddy Road to access U.S. 117. Drivers should anticipate a longer commuter for the detour.