Greensboro - N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will start work on Monday, July 20, on a project to replace the Jim Minor Road bridge over Prong Haw Creek south of Mebane.
Starting at 7 a.m., a portion of Jim Minor Road will be closed while work gets underway. The new bridge is expected to be complete by Monday, Dec. 7.
During the closure, motorists will use N.C. 119 and Turner Road as the 4.2-mile signed detour route.
“This project is part of the department’s overall bridge program to improve the condition of the state’s bridges. Built in 1955, the existing bridge is reaching the end of its life cycle and needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands,” said NCDOT Division 7 Engineer Mike Mills.
This bridge is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. That means while it is safe, it is in deteriorating condition, and was built to design standards no longer used for bridges.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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