U.S. 13 lane closures in Sampson start Monday

Starting at 8 a.m., Monday, Aug. 24, and ending Friday, Sept. 4, the N.C. Department of Transportation will intermittently close one lane in each direction on the U.S. 13 bridge over the South River Overflow, north of Clinton.

The closure is taking place in order for crews to mill and repave the asphalt deck, DOT officials said in a press release.

“The pavement on the bridge deck has deteriorated in recent years due to high traffic volumes and harsh environmental conditions,” A statement from DOT read. “If not repaved, cracks on the surface will allow moisture to penetrate and cause potholes to form.”

Although the bridge will not be closed to traffic, drivers are urged to seek alternate routes. Motorists are also advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

For real-time travel information at any time, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. NCDOT Mobile, a version of the NCDOT website especially for mobile devices, can be visited at m.ncdot.gov.

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