- Weather permitting, work will begin next week on an N.C. Department of Transportation
project to replace a bridge carrying Bunch Road over Reedy Fork Creek in Guilford County. On Monday, March 17, crews will close Bunch Road near Pleasant Ridge Road. The road will remain closed to through traffic during construction of the new bridge, which is expected to be complete by Wednesday, Oct. 1. Local traffic will be able to access homes and businesses from either end of Bunch Road, but will not be able to pass beyond the closure points on either side of Reedy Fork Creek. Motorists traveling through the area will use Stanley Huff Road and Pleasant Ridge Road as the signed detour route. NCDOT encourages motorists to pay attention, obey the posted speed limit, and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely. Built in 1967, the existing bridge is reaching the end of its life cycle and needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands. The new bridge will accommodate all traffic, including trucks and emergency vehicles, as it will not be subject to the load restrictions of the current bridge. 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.