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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has issued an update regarding the latest road closings/openings in Bladen County.


There are no road openings at this time.  Singletary Millpond Road will be opening tomorrow and US 701 will be Late Wednesday / Early Thursday.


US 701 North

US 701 north remains closed at Colly Creek in order to perform a scour repair to the box culverts that were damaged during Hurricane Matthew.   The location is just south of Mote Road.  While local traffic will be able to use Mote Road and NC 41 for access around the work site, the official detour route will be NC 41 and NC 210 in order to keep through trucks on routes with wider lane widths.  Progress had been delayed due to an unexpected utility issue under the culvert; however, grout is being poured today and the road should open on late Wednesday or else Thursday morning.

Singletary Mill Pond Road

Singletary Mill Pond Road remains closed at a location 0.54 miles west of NC 131 in order to replace double crossline pipes damaged during Matthew.  The road is passable for emergency purposes; however, the road will officially remain closed through Wednesday afternoon so that the power company can re-install power lines that had to be cut for the project.

Tobermory Road

Tobermory Road remains closed at NC 87 due to a failed crossline pipe / void under the road.  Pipe replacement work has begun and is now expected to be complete by August 14th (encountered difficult soil conditions – causing delays in progress).

Murray Haywood Road

We have accelerated the schedule for the first pipe replacement on SR 1185 (Murray Haywood Road).  Construction will begin this morning August 1 at a location 0.51 miles east of NC 242.

Sweet Home Church Road

SR 1511 will close today in order to replace a large bridge pipe located 2.82 miles east of Bladen Lakes School Road.  The road will be closed through August 18th.


Berry Lewis Road

Beginning next week, we plan to close SR 1128 between NC 211 Business and NC 211 Bypass in order to replace a crossline located approximately ¼ mile south of NC 211 Bypass.


The Elwell Ferry is operating.

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