Southern Johnston County Bridge Will Close For Replacement

NEWTON GROVE – The Godwin Lake Road bridge over John K. Swamp near the Johnston-Sampson County border is scheduled to close Monday, Aug. 30th for construction.

An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor will replace the 70-year-old bridge with a modern structure. The road and new bridge are scheduled to reopen by year’s end. The closure will begin after 7 a.m. Monday.

A detour will send drivers along N.C. 50 and N.C. 96 to bypass the closed site. People taking the detour should anticipate a longer commute. 

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