RALEIGH - On Monday, Feb. 3, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of Grimesland Bridge Road in order for crews with S.T. Wooten Corporation to replace the bridge over Chicod Creek near Grimesland. The bridge is scheduled to reopen April 3, weather permitting.This project is part of the department's overall bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges. The bridge, which was constructed in 1975, is classified as functionally obsolete. This means the bridge is safe, but it needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands.
Motorists traveling through the area will use N.C. 33, Greenville Boulevard and U.S. 264 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. Motorists should use during the closure.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. Updated travel information is also available by calling 511 or online at www.ncdot.gov/travel. In addition, NCDOT now offers travel information on Twitter.