An update of road openings / closings is as follows:
SR 1552 (Beatty Road) (a.k.a. SR 1130 Bethel Church Road in Pender County)
The pipe replacement on SR 1552 is complete and we are waiting for the pavement patch to cool before opening. The road will open later this afternoon.
SR 1305 (Tobermory Road)
Beginning Monday, October 3, we plan to replace a crossline located 0.41 miles north of SR 1306 (Pages Lake Road) assuming the water levels are not too high. The road will be closed through late Wednesday or early Thursday. Use SR 1300 (Chickenfoot Road) and SR 1302 (Bladen Union Church Road) for access around the work area.
The Elwell Ferry ceased operations at noon due to rapidly rising river levels. The river is forecast to approach flood stage Saturday and crest on Sunday into Monday, so the ferry has been removed from the cables due to the extreme high water. We will keep you posted when operations resume, but it looks to midweek at the absolute earliest based on the river forecast.