- The N.C. Department of Transportation
will close Lemons Road in Rockingham County to replace the bridge over Hogan's Creek, beginning Monday, June 17, weather permitting. The new bridge is expected to be complete by Friday, Oct. 18.Motorists should use the following signed detour route during the closure:
This project is part of NCDOT's $450 million state-funded bridge plan for 2011-13, which calls for preservation, repairs or replacement of bridges statewide. The existing bridge was built in 1953 and is considered structurally deficient. This means the bridge is safe, but it needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.
- Lemons Road to Lauren Road to N.C. 68 to Lemons Loop back to Lemons Road.