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NCDOT to permanently close section of Bragg Boulevard on post

Posted September 15

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— The North Carolina Department of Transportation on Thursday will officially shut down Bragg Boulevard from Butner Road to Howell Street on Fort Bragg as part of its N.C. Highway 210 widening project.

The closure is permanent for all lanes of the road, officials said, and is scheduled to happen between noon and 3 p.m.

Military traffic can access Fort Bragg at Randolph Street, Honeycutt Road and Bragg Boulevard.

Before traffic was pushed onto Murchison Road last month, about 50,000 to 60,000 vehicles traveled on Bragg Boulevard across the post each day.

Fort Bragg officials say the closure will help eliminate non-essential traffic on post.

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  • James Grimes Jr. Sep 15, 7:05 p.m.
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    The first I had heard of this plan was just after 9/11 as a plan to permanently close off Ft. Bragg to public traffic. Then BRAC a few years ago sending Army and Army Reserve Command to Bragg sped that up a bit. All under the guise of security.

  • Kenneth Jones Sep 15, 12:32 p.m.
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    This has always been a bunch of bunk. Eliminate non-essential traffic? You mean eliminate non military from using a road that has been public longer than Fort Bragg has been there. Pushing people over 1/2 a mile and spending countless Millions to do it. Just can't believe we allowed this to happen.