Sections of U.S. 117 South will be closed overnight Monday and Tuesday while concrete girders are installed at the new O'Berry Road bridge/overpass at Dudley.
The northbound lanes between Country Club Road at Mount Olive and U.S. 117 Alternate, just south of Wayne Memorial Park, will be closed from 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.
The southbound lanes between Country Club Road and U.S. 117 Alternate will be closed from 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, until 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 25.
On both nights, Wayne County sheriff's deputies will direct traffic and stop anyone who tries to drive on the closed portion of the highway.
Detours will be in place on both nights.
On Monday, drivers who want to continue north will need to take a right onto Country Club Road then turn left onto U.S. 117 Alternate.
Motorists will follow U.S. 117 Alternate north to where it intersects with northbound U.S. 117, just south of Wayne Memorial Park.
Drivers on northbound U.S. 117 also will be able to turn left onto Country Club Road.
On Tuesday, southbound traffic will have to turn left onto U.S. 117 Alternate and follow the road to Country Club Road. Traffic will turn right onto Country Club Road and then left back onto southbound U.S. 117.
Also on Tuesday, crews with the S.T. Wooten Corp. will take advantage of the closure and will lay some pipe across the closed portion of southbound U.S. 117.
Work has been underway since August 2017 on the new interchange at U.S. 117 and O'Berry Road.
Work also has been underway since January on an interchange at U.S. 117 South and Country Club Road. Both northbound and southbound U.S. 117 are down to one lane at Country Club Road, as work crews build up outside ramps. Once the ramps are completed, traffic in both directions will be shifted and traffic detoured onto them.
That section of U.S. 117 South at Country Club Road will then be closed so that the overhead bridges can be constructed.
Both interchanges are scheduled for completion by October 2019.
The two projects will cost an estimated $20.6 million.