06/20/2024
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A Staff Report

North Carolina’s Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is committed to ensuring the safety and efficiency of our state’s roadways. Here are the latest updates on road closures and other important information:

Twisted Hickory Road (SR1003) Closed for Crossline Replacement

Attention, travelers in the vicinity of Race Track Road (SR1111): Twisted Hickory Road (SR1003) is currently closed for essential crossline replacement work. This closure, which began earlier this month, will remain in effect until September 29, 2023. Please plan your routes accordingly and be prepared for detours if necessary. NCDOT crews are diligently working to complete this project on schedule.

US Highway 701N: New Bridge in Use

Good news for commuters on US Highway 701N! The new bridge is now open for all traffic, providing a smoother and safer travel experience. Please note that there is a WIDE LOAD TRAFFIC RESTRICTION in place, so be mindful of any oversized loads when using this route. The NCDOT is committed to improving transportation infrastructure, and this updated bridge is a testament to our ongoing efforts.

Elwell Ferry Operating on Fall Schedule

If you rely on the Elwell Ferry for your transportation needs, take note of the updated fall schedule. The ferry is now in operation from 7:00 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. As the seasons change, our transportation services adapt to meet the needs of the community. Enjoy a scenic journey across the water while knowing that NCDOT is here to provide essential services year-round.

These updates reflect NCDOT’s dedication to maintaining and enhancing North Carolina’s transportation network. We understand the importance of keeping the public informed about road closures, bridge openings, and ferry schedules to help you plan your travels efficiently. For more information and real-time updates, please visit the official NCDOT website or contact your local NCDOT office.

Safe travels, Bladen County, North Carolina!

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