NCDOT update: Lenoir County road to permanently close

NCDOT update: Lenoir County road to permanently close

The N.C. Department of Transportation will permanently close a section of E.N. Dickerson Road, north of Kinston, to make way for a four-lane freeway under construction.

The closure is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Monday near its intersection with Humphrey Road. After the closure, people will no longer be able to continue north on E.N. Dickerson Road from Humphrey Road, as that is where the C.F. Harvey Parkway is being constructed.

Instead, after the closure, drivers on E.N. Dickerson Road will stop at what will be a T-intersection with Humphrey Road.

Southbound traffic on the street, coming from Taylor Heath Road, will have no outlet until construction of the service road is completed, which will include a tie-in at E.N. Dickerson Road. Once the tie-in is complete, the service road will allow traffic traveling southbound to be connected to N.C. 58.

Construction of the service road is expected to take about three weeks to finish.

The $73.5 million C.F. Harvey Parkway Project will extend the four-lane freeway by 5.8 miles, improving connectivity in northern Kinston between U.S. 70, N.C. 58 and N.C. 11.  The project is expected to be substantially completed by 2021, with vegetation work finishing in 2022.

Drivers are urged to use caution and be prepared to stop while construction is ongoing.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on social media.

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