Charlotte - The N.C. Department of Transportation is replacing a Catawba County bridge and will need to close Caleb Road beginning Monday, June 22, while the project is under way.
The bridge over Lippard Creek will be replaced with a culvert. The existing bridge was built in 1958 and is considered functionally obsolete. A functionally obsolete bridge is like an old house. Although the house is safe to live in, the home must eventually be updated in order to meet current standards and the needs of its residents.
The road is expected to reopen in late October. Meanwhile, motorists can get around the construction with a detour directing them from East Maiden Road to Anderson Mountain Road, then from Country Acres Drive to Goodson Road.
This project is one in a contract for five bridge replacements in Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston and Iredell counties. The total contract amount for the five bridge replacement projects is $1.7 million.
For more details about North Carolina's bridges, visit NCDOT's bridge information page.