- Work will get underway this week on an N.C. Department of Transportation
project to replace the bridge carrying Blackberry Road over Plummer's Creek in Davidson County. Blackberry Road will be closed today near the intersection with Noahtown Road/Hughes Grove Church Road. The road will remain closed to through traffic during construction of the new bridge, which is expected to be complete by Thursday, July 17. Local traffic will be able to access homes and businesses from either end of Blackberry Road, but will not be able to pass beyond the closure points on either side of Plummer's Creek. Motorists traveling through the area will use U.S. 64, Kindley Road and Hughes Grove Church Road as the signed detour route. NCDOT encourages motorists to pay attention, obey the posted speed limit, and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely. Built in 1952, the existing bridge is reaching the end of its life cycle and needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands. The new bridge will accommodate all traffic, including trucks and emergency vehicles, as it will not be subject to the load restrictions of the current bridge. For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/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.