RALEIGH - Weather permitting, work will begin next week on an N.C. Department of Transportation project to replace the Johnson Road bridge over Spurgeon Creek in Davidson County.
On Monday, Feb. 24, crews will close Johnson Road approximately mile from the intersection with Mock Road. The road will remain closed to through traffic during construction of the new bridge. Local traffic will be able to access homes and businesses from either end of Johnson Road, but will not be able to pass beyond the closure points on either side of Spurgeon Creek.
The new bridge is expected to be complete by Tuesday, June 3.
Motorists traveling through the area will use North Clodfelter Road, Willie Bodenheimer Road and Mock 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.
This project is part of the department's overall bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges. Built in 1961, 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.
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