Starting Monday US 117 North In Wayne County Will Have Traffic Shift

Traffic will detour off U.S. 117 North in Wayne County starting Monday, Oct. 29th to allow for the construction of a new bridge.

A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation is building a highway interchange at Country Club Road, south of Goldsboro. Traffic will need to detour off the highway at that location until the project is completed by next July.

Weather permitting, the shift will occur on Monday, when northbound traffic will exit onto newly built ramps and come to an all-way stop. From there, motorists will be able to proceed back onto the highway and continue northward, or turn left or right onto Country Club Road.

In a few weeks, the contractor will do the same for U.S. 117 South, detouring traffic onto new ramps and coming to a stop at Country Club Road.

Once both directions of U.S. 117 are being detoured, workers will begin moving dirt to elevate the land where the future bridges will go over Country Club Road.

Last year, NCDOT awarded a $20.6 million contract to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson to upgrade the highway’s intersections with O’Berry and Country Club roads into interchanges. With the work, O’Berry Road now goes over U.S. 117, and that interchange is scheduled to open by the end of November.