N.C. 24 in Fayetteville opens in time for holiday

A sinkhole popped up on Grove Street at Dunn Road in Fayetteville Thursday morning (ABC11 Photojournalist Lou Guilette)

November 21, 2012 6:37:16 AM PST
A detour route setup for drivers avoiding road construction in Fayetteville is now reopened after a sinkhole shut it down last week.

Crews worked around the clock to repair a section of N.C. 24 between N.C. 53 and Dunn Road -- which is part of the detour route setup after a two year construction project on the bridge over the Cape Fear River started last Tuesday.

Authorities said the sinkhole was caused by an 18-inch underground pipe failure.

With part of N.C. 24 completely closed and construction work blocking traffic along U.S. Highway 301/Business I-95, drivers had a hard time getting into Fayetteville and were advised to use alternative routes.

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