JACKSONVILLE, N.C. – Two secondary roads east of Jacksonville are scheduled to close for about a month, so contract railroad crews can replace the railroad crossings at those junctions.

The affected crossings are:

Both are scheduled to close to vehicular traffic on Saturday morning. Riggs Road is scheduled to reopen by mid-November, while Morristown Road is expected to open earlier by the end of October.

These will be the signed detours:

  • Riggs Road: Smith Road, Belgrade Swansboro Road, Parkertown Road and Hubert Boulevard
  • Morristown Road: N.C. 58, Stella Road, Farin Ward Road and Wetherington Landing Road.

Drivers should approach the closures cautiously and take into account the detour when reaching their destinations.

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