The planned closure of a portion of N.C. 33 in Aurora, originally scheduled for January 12-13, has been rescheduled to January 26-27 due to anticipated severe weather conditions. The closure will last approximately 24 hours, starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024.
The affected section of N.C. 33 spans from its intersection with N.C. 306 to its intersection with Main Street Extension. The closure is necessary to facilitate the safe relocation of heavy mining equipment by Nutrien across the road.
During the closure, traffic will be redirected south onto Highway 306, leading to Grantsboro, then onto Highway 55 towards Bayboro, and finally onto Bay City Road to reach Aurora. Motorists should plan for extended commute times due to the detour.
The decision to reschedule the road closure demonstrates a commitment to prioritizing safety in light of potentially adverse weather conditions. Motorists and local residents are encouraged to stay informed about the revised closure dates and plan their travel accordingly.