N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will replace the bridge over a tributary to Belews Creek on Renn Road near Madison in Rockingham County beginning February 9th.
Motorists will still be able to access residences and businesses on either side of the bridge construction area, up to the points of closure.
Construction should be complete by Friday, June 12.
Motorists can use the signed
detour route along Oak Level Church Road to Mt. Zion Church Road to Ellisboro Road. They are advised to use caution in the area and allow additional travel time to reach their destinations safely.
This project is part of the department's statewide
bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges. The bridge was built in 1956 and is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. That means while the bridge remains safe, it has been in deteriorating condition and had weight limits set which restricted the types of vehicles that could travel across it. The new bridge will be built to current design standards and will not have weight restrictions.
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