Next week, contract crews will close O’Berry Road at U.S. 117 in Wayne County to begin constructing an overpass.
The crews will close O’Berry Road 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.
O’Berry Road is scheduled to reopen in one year. The closure will not affect traffic on U.S. 117 going through the intersection.
Once closed, motorists on U.S. 117 should follow the signed detours to reach O’Berry Road. Southbound 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 Alternate or Durham Lake Road, depending on which side of the highway they are travelling.
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.