By Faye M. Boyne
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has issued an updated listing of road closures in Bladen County. They are as follows:
NC 210 East at Rowan Creek
NC 210 East has been closed since November 26th at a location 0.2 miles North of SR1548 (Brown Road) in order to replace the crossline at Rowan Creek. The road will remain closed for 2-3 weeks. A signed detour will be in effect to use Beatty’s Bridge Road (SR 1550 Bladen / SR 1201 Pender to NC 11/53 via Atkinson.
NC53 (Near White Oak)
NC53 West is closed toward White Oak for a bridge replacement at Ellis Creek. A signed detour is in place. This will remain closed for several weeks.
SR1124 (Singletary Mill Pond Road)
SR1124 Singletary Mill Pond Road is closed in both directions due to a bridge approach failure. There is no estimated time when this road will reopen.
SR1509 (Johnsontown Road)
Johnsontown Road (SR 1509) is closed at Bridge No. 169 located east of N242 due to approach failure caused by floodwaters. The bridge is being replaced. Drivers should use NC242 to SR1511 (Sweet Home Church Road) to SR1510 (Bladen Lakes School Road).
Lane shift for shoulder closure and to move southbound traffic to northbound bridge for the purpose of debris removal from under the southbound Cape Fear River bridge. An 11-foot lane restriction is in place in this section. The contractor will remove the debris.
The Elwell Ferry is closed due to high water.