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Lane closures, traffic shifts start next week on Hwy. 11 in Pitt Co.

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GREENVILLE, Pitt County - Road work begins Monday on a stretch of N.C. 11 in Ayden.

Drivers south of Old Snow Hill Road will see temporary traffic shifts and lane closures as a new sewer line will be installed. The closures start at 7 a.m. on Monday and should be finished by 5 p.m. on March 31 as part of the Greenville Southwest Bypass Project.

In a press release, the N.C. Department of Transportation says one lane will be closed in each direction, with traffic first being shifted to the northbound side before being moved to the southbound lanes until the work is completed. No detours will be required but motorists are advised to use caution and to expect delays.

The Greenville Southwest Bypass will be a 12.6 mile, four-lane freeway with a speed limit of 70 mph. It will carry traffic between two miles south of Ayden on N.C. 11 and the U.S. 264 Bypass west of Greenville, wrapping around the west side of Ayden and Winterville. It is expected to be completed by June 2020.

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

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