CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will start a $1.3 million project to replace the bridge on N.C. 218 over Goose Creek in Fairview at 9 a.m. Monday, March 17, weather permitting. The project is scheduled to be completed October 15, with vegetation establishment continuing through April 13, 2015.
While the bridge is closed, a detour will be posted for cars, and a separate detour will be posted for tractor trailers:
Vehicle Detour: N.C. 218 to U.S. 601 to Old Dutch Road back to N.C. 218.
Tractor Trailer Detour: N.C. 218 to U.S. 601 to N.C. 24/27 to N.C. 51 to I-485 back to N.C. 218.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.
For more information, please contact the resident engineer at (704) 845-1151.