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Highway Headache: Interstate 95 Closure Will Divert Traffic Through Dunn

Posted February 8, 2001 6:00 a.m. EST

— Big headaches may be on the horizon for travelers along the East Coast's major north-south interstate.

Beginning Monday,N.C. Dept. of Transportationcrews will shut down Interstate 95 South near Dunn. Detours will take traffic through town, then back onto the interstate.

Last month, a truck with an over-height load struck the bridge, damaging a support beam. Engineers say repairs will take about two weeks.

Once crews finish the Pope Road Bridge, they have to fix the Highway 421 bridge, which was also damaged by a truck.