Starting Monday, drivers in Craven County will have to be aware of work crews who starting to widen a small section of Highway 17 in Craven County.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation says its crews will start road work Monday in Bridgeton, where they will be widening Highway 17 between Mills St. and the railroad tracks. The section is .6 miles long.
Work includes widening the existing two-lane highway to four lanes divided by a median.
During construction, traffic will be maintained in a two-way, two-lane pattern. Once the new lanes are completed, traffic will be rerouted to the new lanes while the old lanes are rehabilitated.
The project is projected to cost $3.1 million dollars and will be completed by PLT Construction Co. of Wilson.
The work is slated to be completed by November 1, 2012.