TRAFFIC ALERT: Part of US 264 interchange in Greenville closing for one month

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - If you frequently travel a popular highway in one Eastern Carolina city you should expect delays for the next month.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation says the exit ramp taking traffic off of US 264 to Stantonburg Road in Greenville will be closed, starting Monday.

The closure is due to construction on the Southwest Greenville Bypass which will connect Highway 11, south of Ayden, to the cloverleaf intersection at US 264.

If you're on MLK Highway, also known as U.S. 264, and wanting to get into Greenville onto Stantonsburg Road, you'll have to stay on U.S. 264 toward Wilson until the next exit, Mozingo Road, turn around and then come back east.

Contractors will be replacing the approach slabs for the bridge at the interchange and it will take a month.

The DOT says the new bypass is scheduled to be open by November.