U.S. 17 bypass off U.S. 70 will be closed for about three months while NC DOT crews complete work.

The New Bern U.S. 17 Bypass in Craven County will be closed in both directions for 90 days.

The closure near Pollocksville between U.S. 17 and U.S. 70 began on Feb. 4. Closing this section of highway will allow the N.C. Department of Transportation to make its final tie-ins for the new U.S. 17 Bypass in a safe and timely manner.

There are detour signs leading traffic around the closure. Drivers heading south will use the U.S. 17 Business interchange and exit at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Traffic will turn left at the light and continue on U.S. 17 Business South to access U.S. 17 South.

For drivers heading north, continue straight at the U.S. 17 Business and U.S. 17 Bypass intersection. Drivers will cross under the U.S 70 overpass and turn left at the light back onto U.S. 70 west.

Drivers should anticipate needing extra time to travel during the next few months.

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