Pitt County bridge closing for rebuilding project today

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A Pitt County road will be closed for the next eight months so a new bridge can be built,

The DOT says a portion of Jack Jones Road closes today so crews can demolish and construct a new bridge that spans Fork Swamp.

The current bridge was built in 1965.

The approximately $1 million project will be a wider and taller bridge, making it more resilient to future flooding, the DOT says.

During the closure, drivers will detour onto Old Tar, Ayden Golf Club, County Home, and Worthington roads.