RALEIGH - On Monday, Jan. 27, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of Blackjack Simpson Road in order for crews with Dellinger Construction Co.to replace the 42-year old bridge over Clayroot Creek near Simpson. The bridge is scheduled to reopen May 6, weather permitting.This project is part of the department's overall bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges.
Motorists traveling through the area will use Ivan Harris Road, N.C. 43 and Stokestown St John's 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.
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.