10/26/17 — O'Berry Road to close for up to a year

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O'Berry Road to close for up to a year

By Steve Herring
Published in News on October 26, 2017 10:42 AM

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O'Berry Road at U.S. 117 South at Dudley could be closed for up to a year beginning Monday as work crews continue construction of an overpass.

The closure will not affect traffic on U.S. 117 going through the intersection.

O'Berry Road will be closed in both directions in the Dudley community on Monday, Oct. 30, to begin building an interchange that will have a bridge and ramps.

The project will improve safety and mobility on U.S. 117 south of Goldsboro.

Once closed, motorists on U.S. 117 should follow detours signs to reach O'Berry Road.

Southbound U.S. 117 traffic will exit at N.C. 55, and northbound will turn left onto U.S. 13.

Motorists on O'Berry Road will be sent onto U.S. 117 Alt. or Durham Lake Road, depending on which side of the highway they are traveling.

The N.C. Department of Transportation this summer awarded a $21.5 million contract to S.T. Wooten of Wilson for the construction.

The project also includes building an interchange with an overpass at the intersection of Country Club Road and U.S. 117 to the south of O'Berry Road. That work is scheduled to start in early 2018.

The overall project completion is expected by October 2019.

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