Starting Monday there will be street closures in Weldon due to CSX performing work on crossings.
Police Chief Christopher Davis said the two major streets that will be affected are Second Street — Highway 158 west — and Third Street — Highway 158 east.
Davis said he is unsure at this time exactly when these two roadways will be closed, but they should only be closed for a 24-hour period according to the CSX representative.
The map above highlights the detour routes.
The red route is the truck route. This route will take trucks coming into Weldon from the Highway 301 bridge left onto Highway 301, then a right turn onto Washington Avenue Extension before merging left onto Elm Street and a left turn onto Country Club Road — where the trucks will come back out onto Highway 158. Trucks coming from Roanoke Rapids will take this same route in the reverse order.
Passenger vehicles coming into Weldon from the Highway 301 bridge will follow the blue route which makes a right onto West First Street and then a left onto Walnut Street, which will put the vehicles back into Highway 158 west.
Passenger vehicles coming from Roanoke Rapids need to follow the green route which makes a left onto Poplar Street and then proceed to West First Street. On West First Street the driver will make a right turn and then a left at the intersection of West First and Sycamore streets.
This will put them heading north on Highway 301.
“Again, we are hoping that these two roadways are only affected for a 24-hour period and then they will be back open for normal operation,” Davis said. “Please take this into consideration when coming through Weldon next week, ensuring you add a little extra drive time to your normal commute.”