Onslow County roadway closing for pipe replacement and road upgrades

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -A section of Gum Branch Road in the Jacksonville-area will be closed this weekend for road work.

The Department of Transportation announced that the roadway, between Country Club Boulevard and Whaley Field Road, will be closed between 8 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Sunday.

Work will include replacing and improving the drainage pipe, and widening the road, and adding shoulders.

The DOT will be detouring drivers to use Northwest Bridge Road, U.S. 258, and Rhodestown Road. Drivers should expect longer commutes this weekend and are advised to plan accordingly.