Bridge Maintenance Causes Traffic Detour

Crews will begin a work on a Perquimans County bridge Monday morning, causing drivers to take an alternate route.

U.S. 17 Business will be closed at the Hertford drawbridge beginning at 7 a.m. and crews will begin a month-long maintenance project. Both directions of that portion of highway will be closed during the roadwork. Boat traffic will be open at the bridge daily from 6 p.m. through midnight.

The project is expected to be completed August 26.


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  • by Info Location: Hertford on Aug 1, 2011 at 07:08 AM
    Closed August 1st. through August 26th. The closing will only bother drivers headed north through Hertford. To go around Hertford to get to NC-37 will take maybe 10 minutes.
  • by beachbum3 on Aug 1, 2011 at 07:07 AM
    Question? why is the ncdot expending the monies to repair an do maintance on this patricular bridge when it is my understnading that this bridge is soon up for replacement to start with . if the bridge is in that bad of shape then they should close it immedately an do not hesitate in doing so that is if the bridge spoken about here in this article is the one lesading out of the town across th e perqimans river that run in to us. 17 north thank you
  • by Michelle Location: Enc on Aug 1, 2011 at 04:09 AM
    So how much longer is the detour And if traveling through there, drivers should add ?? minutes to their commute? That would be helpful.
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