SHELBY-- TheN.C. Department of Transportationwill hold a public information session in Pilot Mountain on Monday, Nov. 17,in advance of a bridge replacement project scheduled to begin in December.
The Cook School Road bridge over U.S. 52 in Surry County will be replaced beginning Monday, Dec. 1.The existing Cook School Road bridge over U.S. 52 was built in 1953 and is considered functionally obsolete. That means that the bridge is safe but isin deterioratingcondition and needs to be replaced.Work should be completed by early August 2015.
A detour will be in place during the closure:
Cook School Road traffic heading northwill be detoured onto U.S. 52 Southboundto Exit 134 (N.C.268) to U.S. 52 Northboundto Exit 136 to Cook School Road.
Cook School Road traffic heading south will be detoured onto U.S. 52 Northboundto Exit 141 (Holly Springs Road) to U.S. 52 Southboundto Exit 136 to Cook School Road.
This bridge replacement is one of two projects in a contract awarded this spring to contractor Smith-Rowe of Mount Airy. The other bridge in the contract, the N.C. 268 bridge over U.S. 52, recently opened to traffic.The contract amount for both projects is $3.1 million.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Cook SchoolRoadbridge replacement project is invited to attend apublic information session from 4-6 p.m. on Nov. 17 at The Pilot Center, located at 612 East Main Street in Pilot Mountain. The meeting will be held in The Pilot Center's conference room.
The drop-in style information session will have no formal presentation. Representatives from NCDOT and project contractor Smith-Rowe will be available to answer questions about the project.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Brandon Whitakeratbwhitaker@ncdot.govor (336) 835-4241as early as possible so that arrangements can be made. NCDOT will provide interpretive services upon request for persons who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English. Kindly request it prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.