Greensboro - N.C. Department of Transportation crews plan to replace the bridge carrying Lexington Avenue over Boulding Creek in High Point, closing a 500-foot section of the roadway.
Work will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 21. The new bridge should be open by Aug.19.
Motorists will navigate around the work using a 1.5-mile off-site detour on North University Drive and Montlieu Avenue.
The Lexington Avenue Bridge project is part of the department's overall bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges. Built in 1930, the 86-year-old bridge is functionally obsolete and structurally deficient; no longer meeting the demands of the traffic using it.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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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.