Raleigh - Contractors with N.C. Department of Transportation will replace the bridge on Lassiter Mill Road over Hannah's Creek in Randolph County starting next week.
Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 18, the road will be closed so the contractors can begin work. The project will be complete by March 15, 2017.
The repair of aging bridges is a component of Governor McCrory's 25-year Vision for Transportation in North Carolina. The governor's 2016-17 budget increases repair and replacement funding of bridges, especially older structures, by 58 percent, totaling $242 million. The Hannah's Creek Bridge was built in 1952.
Motorists are advised to use Lassiter Mill Road, High Pine Church Road, New Hope Road and N.C. 49 to get around the closure.
Motorists are reminded to watch for construction and detour signs, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. For real-time travel information at any time, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter.