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Weekend traffic alert: Utility work will narrow New Bern ramp

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(Photo: North Carolina Department of Transportation)
A U.S. 17 ramp in New Bern will be narrowed on Sunday for utility work.

A U.S. 17 ramp in New Bern will be narrowed on Sunday for utility work.

North Carolina Department of Transportation officials say the ramp from East Front Street to U.S. 17 North will be narrowed and the shoulder closed so state contractors can install utility lines along the highway. The lane, however, will not be closed to traffic.

The work is expected to run from 7 a.m. until about 6 p.m. on March 5.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.