The N.C. Department of Transportation
will begin a $684,000 project to replace the bridges on Charlie Williams Road and Sandy Ridge Road over Little Richardson Creek southwest of Monroe at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, weather permitting.
Contractor Smith Rowe, LLC will remove each bridge, install new guardrail, and improve the approaches to both bridges. The contractor will first close the bridge on Charlie Williams Road, completing its replacement by May 15. Once this bridge opens to traffic, the contractor will move to the bridge on Sandy Ridge Road. This replacement must be completed by Sept. 12.
Motorists should follow these posted detours during the closures:
- Charlie Williams Road: Follow to Medlin Road, Troy Medlin Road and Stack Road back to Charlie Williams Road.
- Sandy Ridge Road: Follow to Bruce Thomas Road and Stack Road back to Sandy Ridge Road.
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 division bridge program manager at (704) 983-4400.