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Posted on: June 16, 2023

New Beaufort County Bridge Partially Opens


CHOCOWINITY – The newly constructed bridge that carries U.S. 17 Business over a railroad track opened to traffic Friday afternoon, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The four-lane bridge will remain in a temporary two-lane pattern for the next several weeks until some minor work can be completed to close out the project.

Drivers slow down and be alert crossing the bridge under these temporary lane restrictions.This project began in the fall of 2021 when this section of road was closed and the previous bridge was demolished.For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on social media.

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