Wayne County Highway Requires Temporary Closure

GOLDSBORO – A 1.2-mile section of U.S. 117 north of Goldsboro will temporarily close starting Wednesday, Sept. 21 to allow state highway crews to improve the drainage system.

Crews will replace a total of three crossline pipes with larger pipes underneath the highway between Hinnant Road and Airport Road, as this blue line on a Google map shows.

The work will necessitate closing the highway starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday. The work is expected to take at least a week to complete, weather permitting, before the road can be reopened.

In the meantime, drivers can follow these detours:

  • U.S. 117 going south: Hinnant Road to Salem Church Road to Stoney Hill Road to U.S. 117
  • U.S. 117 going north: Airport Road to Mount Carmel Church Road to U.S. 117

Drivers should slow down near the work site and anticipate a longer commute using the detour.

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