GREENSBORO - On Monday, Aug. 4, N.C. Department of Transportation crews will begin replacing the Mears Fork Creek Bridge on Strawberry Road near Summerfield.
At 9 a.m., crews will close a 0.4 mile section
of Strawberry Road in both directions as they begin tearing down the existing bridge.
The new bridge is expected to be complete by Sunday, Nov. 30.
Local traffic will be able to access homes and businesses from either end of Strawberry Road but will not be able to pass beyond the closure points on either side of the bridge. Motorists traveling through the area will use the posted detour route
along NC 150, Strader Road, and Scalesville Road.
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 1956, the existing bridge is reaching the end of its life cycle and needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands.
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