NCDOT is advising motorists traveling on U.S. 17 in Jones County of a Road Closure/Detour beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday July 13, which is expected to last through 11 p.m. on July 15. This detour is part of the U.S. 17 Bypass project, and the impact on through traffic is expected to be high.
Motorists travelling North on U.S. 17 will be routed onto the detour in Maysville using White Oak River Road, to Pole Pocossin Road, to Lee’s Chapel Road, and back onto U.S. 17 in Pollocksville.
Motorists travelling South on U.S. 17, will be routed onto the detour at Lee’s Chapel Road in Pollocksville, to Pole Pocossin Road, to White Oak River Road, and back onto U.S. 17 in Maysville.
DOT reminds drivers to be safe, and use caution on these secondary roadways, as many motorists may not be familiar with this route, and its many contours.