- Weather permitting, work
will begin next week on an N.C.
Department of Transportation
project to replace the Lake Woussicket Road
bridge over Red Bank Creek in Forsyth County.
Monday, June 30, crews will close Lake Woussicket Road at Stafford Mill Road.
The road will remain closed to through traffic during construction of the new
bridge, which is expected to be complete by Monday, Oct.13.
traffic will be able to access homes and businesses from either end of Lake
Woussicket Road, but will not be able to pass beyond the closure points on
either side of Red Bank Creek. Motorists traveling through the area will use
Baux Mountain Road and Dennis Road as the signed detour route.
encourages motorists to pay attention, obey the posted speed limit, and allow
extra time to reach their destinations safely.
project is part of the department's overall bridge program to improve the
condition of the state's bridges. Built in 1964, 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.
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.
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