North Carolina Department of Transportation tweeted a heads-up for Bladen County. The statement read, “Our crews have closed N.C. 53 in both directions west of Elizabethtown to replace a drainage pipe. We plan to reopen highway by May 14. Detour.”
NC-53 (N53) is West of Elizabethtown and the road will be closed in both Directions for crossline repair. The detour will be NC53 to SR 1332(Gum Shaw Road) to SR1335 (Ruskin Road) to NC 242 back to NC53. The expected impact to traffic is Medium.