SHELBY-TheN.C. Department of Transportationwill close a portion of Will Schronce Road in Lincoln County beginning Tuesday, Aug. 19, to replace a bridge over Hoyle Creek.
During construction, a detour will be in place directing motorists to takeKeever Dairy Farm Roadto Hovis Road.
The existing bridge was built in 1962 and is considered functionally obsolete and structurally deficient. This means that although the bridge is safe, it was built to design standards no longer in use and requires costly maintenance to remain functional. It will be replaced with a culvert.
Construction is scheduled for completion in mid-October.
Country Boy Landscaping is the contractor for the $717,889 project.
For more details about North Carolina's bridges, visit NCDOT's bridge informationwebsite.