CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close Ridge Road over Little Mountain Creek in Albemarle at 8 a.m. Monday, July 14, weather permitting. The closure will allow crews to safely replace the existing bridge.
While the bridge is closed, motorists will be detoured from Ridge Road to Mountain View Church Road to Kirk Road to N.C. 740 to Laton Road back to Ridge Road.
The bridge should open to traffic by November 7, with reforestation and vegetation establishment continuing through May 5, 2015.
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 the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on 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.