Asheville - Starting Monday, April 27, the N.C. Department of Transportation will detour drivers on Farmington Road south of Huntsville in Yadkin County, as crews begin building a new bridge over Turner Creek. Construction is scheduled to be finished by August 21.
Travelers will be routed onto Courtney-Huntsville Road, Wyo Road, and N.C. 801.
Workers will replace the nearly 50-year-old bridge considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. That means while the bridge remains safe, it is in deteriorating condition and has weight limits that restrict the type of vehicles able to use it. The new bridge will be built to current design standards and will not have the weight restrictions of the current bridge. It is part of NCDOT's overall bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges.
Eastern Structures, LLC of Mocksville was awarded a $470,876 contract for the project.
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