COLUMBUS — Crews from a contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation have started making permanent repairs to Holbert Cove Road in Polk County that will require a detour for up to a month.
NCDOT crews made temporary repairs after severe storms damaged the road in the spring. On Monday, the department closed the road three miles east of Interstate 26 so a team from GeoStabilization International can reinforce the hillside below.
The work may take three to four weeks to complete before the road can be reopened.
In the meantime, a 25-mile detour directs drivers to Silver Creek Road, N.C. 9, N.C. 108 and I-26 at Exit 59. https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/IncidentDetail.aspx?id=537117