RALEIGH - On Wednesday, March 12, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of Alston Chapel Road in order for crews with APAC-Atlantic, Inc., Thompson-Arthur Division to replace the bridge over Harland's Creek. The work is scheduled to be complete Sept. 20, weather permitting.Alston Chapel Road will be closed to through traffic from Adolph Taylor Road to Alex Cockman Road, southwest of Pittsboro. During construction, motorists should follow the posted detour of Adolph Taylor Road, U.S. 64 and Alex Cockman Road to avoid the closure.
The bridge, which was constructed in 1959, is classified as structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. 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. 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.