The bridge was closed earlier this month due to damaged girders. Crews have discovered additional damage to the bridge structure and are working to reopen the road as soon as possible.
Motorists should expect heavy delays and proceed with caution through this area. During the closure, motorists traveling south on U.S. 421/701 will take U.S. 421/701 South to N.C. 24 East to U.S. 701 Business South through town and then back to U.S. 421/701 South.
For updates, visit NCDOT's real-time travel information Web site or call 511, NCDOT's free travel hotline.
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