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NCDOT to Begin Replacing McDowell County Bridge Next Week

SHELBY -Beginning Tuesday, April 1, Harmony Grove Road in McDowell County will be closed to replace the bridge over Thompson's Ford Creek.

The $443,996 project includes removing the existing structure and replacing it with a new bridge. The current bridge was built in 1958 and is considered functionally obsolete and structurally deficient. That means that although the bridge is safe, it was built to design standards no longer in use and requires costly maintenance to remain functional.

During bridge construction, traffic will be detoured to Fairview Rd, then to Stacy Hill Road, onto U.S. 70, and then back to Harmony Grove Road.

Miller Engineer Company, Inc. is the contractor for the project. The bridge replacement is scheduled to be completed in late July.

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2/15/2018 5:24 PM