Charlotte - An aging Alexander County bridge is being replaced as part of the N.C. Department of Transportation's ongoing efforts to improve and update infrastructure across the state of North Carolina.
On Monday, April 11, St. Clair Road will be closed to through traffic between Little River Church Road and N.C. 16 until approximately late July. A signed detour will be in place directing motorists to use Little River Church Road and N.C. 16 to get around the closure.
The bridge on St. Clair Road was built in 1963 and spans Grassy Creek. The structure is considered functionally obsolete, which means that, although safe, the bridge no longer meets the demands of the traffic using it and needs to be replaced.
This bridge replacement project is part of a $4.4 million contract to replace four bridges in Alexander County and one bridge in Iredell County. The contractor for the project is R.E. Burns and Sons Co. Inc.
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Road, bridge, and other transportation improvement projects like this one are currently underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities.
New transportation projects in the state's current 10-year plan are funded through the Strategic Mobility Formula, a new way of more efficiently investing transportation dollars by using a data-driven scoring process along with local input to fund more projects and create more jobs. The new mobility formula was passed into law in 2013 under Governor McCrory's leadership.