N.C. Department of Transportation contractors have put on hold plans to replace the 92-year-old bridge on Mosley Loop over Hogan's Creek near Madison in Rockingham County. Construction started on Monday and crews closed Mosley Loop in both directions. Due to necessary work that was not covered in the approved permit it has been stopped until further notice and the road has reopened. Once a new permit can be issued the work can resume and is expected to take 120 days to complete.
This project is part of the department's statewide
bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges. 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.
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