Highway 102 reopened Thursday morning after crews completed repair work on a bridge near the Beaufort-Pitt county line.
Repairs on the substructure of a bridge is forcing some motorists to take a 9.5 mile long detour for the rest of the week.
The Department of Transportation says Highway 102, south of Chocowinity -- between the Pitt/Beaufort county line and Highway 17, will be closed for the repair work.
The 9.5 mile detour takes travelers on Leary Mills Road, Cayton Road and Barr Road. The D.O.T. says Highway 102 should reopen by Friday at 5:00 p.m.