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LUMBERTON – Drivers on U.S. 74 in Robeson County may encounter temporary roadblocks Tuesday night and Wednesday night when bridge girders are set for a new interchange.

An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor is converting the Broadridge Road intersection with U.S. 74 south of Lumberton into a grade-separated overpass with on and off ramps to improve safety and traffic flow.

The contractor needs to haul in and set a total of eight concrete-reinforced girders for the Broadridge Road bridge that will go over U.S. 74. Four will be set over the westbound lanes between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 6 the next morning. During that time, state Highway Patrol troopers will direct temporary roadblocks, lasting up to 30 minutes per girder.

The troopers and contractors will do the same procedure for the eastbound lanes on Wednesday night at the same time for the remaining four girders. There will be no detours for the roadblocks.

Work began in the fall of 2017. The new interchange is scheduled to open this fall.