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Section of Country Club Road in Rocky Mount to Close February 4 for Bridge Replacement

Closure in place through fall 2015
RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of Country Club Road between Hunter Hill Road and U.S. 64 Business/Buck Leonard Boulevard in Rocky Mount for approximately 10 months starting Wednesday, February 4, weather permitting. The closure is necessary for crews with Barnhill Contracting Co. of Tarboro to replace the bridge over Stoney Creek. This bridge replacement is part of an $8.1 million contract awarded to Barnhill Contracting Co. in July 2014 for the widening of Country Club Road between U.S. 64 Business/Buck Leonard Boulevard and Jeffreys Road. The current two-lane road is being widened to four lanes in most locations, with a center median along most of the project. The north end of the project is also being realigned so that Country Club Road flows directly into Jeffreys Road. The project is scheduled to be done and all lanes open to traffic by July 2016.During the closure of this portion of Country Club Road, traffic will use Hunter Hill Road or U.S. 64 Business to travel around the project site. NCDOT is currently working with business owners along Country Club Road on a plan to maintain access to their businesses during the closure.By closing Country Club Road between Hunter Hill Road and U.S. 64 Business, crews will be able to complete the overall project faster than if the bridge had remained open to traffic during the replacement. Closing the bridge to traffic also makes for a safer work environment for construction crews, and eliminates any need for motorists to drive through a work zone. In the months leading up to the closure, crews have constructed new lanes and are working on installing new traffic signals on the realigned section of the road north of Hunter Hill Road. Crews are preparing to shift traffic to the new lanes soon, a move that must happen first before the closure of the southern section of Country Club Road can take place. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. For real-time travel information at any time, visit the Travel section of the NCDOT website, call 511, or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website.

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2/15/2018 5:22 PM

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