Raleigh -N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will begin replacing the bridge on Grogan Road near River Road, in Rockingham County after the new year. The bridge crosses an upper tributary to the Dan River.
Beginning Monday, Jan. 5th, crews will close Grogan Road in both directions between River Road and Stone Mountain Road. Motorists will still be able to access residences and businesses on either side of the bridge construction area, up to the points of closure.
Motorists traveling through the area can use the detour route along River Road and Stone Mountain Road, and are advised to use caution in the area and allow additional travel time to reach their destinations safely.
Construction should be completed and the road reopened by Friday, May 8, 2015.
This project is part of the department's statewide bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges. The current bridge was built in 1958 and was deemed to be structurally deficient. That means the bridge is still safe, but is in deteriorating condition and needs to be replaced.
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