Raleigh - Beginning Monday, Feb. 16,
N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will replace the 87-year-old bridge on Williams Road over Hogans Creek near Madison in Rockingham County.
The bridge 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.
Construction will be completed by May 29.
Motorists can use a signed
detour route along Williams Road, U.S. 220 and Ellisboro Road. They will still be able to access residences and businesses on either side of the bridge construction area.
This project is part of the department's statewide
bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges.
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