US 117 South In Wayne County Will Have Overnight Detour

Road to close Thursday night and reopen Friday morning 

Traffic will detour off U.S. 117 South of Goldsboro in Wayne County for one night this week, so contractor workers can pour the concrete deck for a new overpass at O’Berry Road.

If the weather cooperates, the southbound lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday. Motorists will detour at U.S. 117 Alternate, go south and re-enter the highway at Country Club Road.

The overnight work will not affect the U.S. 117 northbound lanes.

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, which will have bridges, ramps and loops. The interchanges will improve safety and traffic flow.

The contractor is expected to complete the O’Berry Road interchange later this year, and the Country Club interchange by next summer.