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By Faye M. Boyne, NC DOT

The NC Department of Transportation has issued an updated listing of road closings scheduled for Bladen County. They are as follows:


NC 210 East at Rowan Creek

NC 210 East has been closed since November 26, 2018, 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.

NC 53 West (Near White Oak)

NC 53 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.

Singletary Mill Pond Road

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.

Johnsontown Road

Johnsontown Road is closed at Bridge 169 located east of NC 242 due to an approach failure caused by floodwaters. The bridge is being replaced. Use NC 242 to Sweet Home Church Road to 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 debris.


Airport Road

Airport Road will be closing starting Monday, January 14, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. through Friday, January 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

This will be closed for cross line repair. 0.32 Mi. N of Gibson Dairy Road and 0.40 Mi. N. of  Coley Road.


The Ferry remains closed due to high water.