Raleigh - Beginning May 3, N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will start replacing Bridge #58 on SR-1404 (Fuller Mill Road) over Little Uwharrie River in Randolph County north of U.S. 64 just before Davidson County.
The road will be closed 24/7 until the scheduled completion date of September 15.
Travelers are asked to take the signed detour route. From SR-1404 (Fuller Mill Road), take U.S. 64 West, then turn right on SR-1401 (Kennedy Farm Road) to SR-1637 (Westfield Church Road). Changes to Charlie Harris Road at stop left or right onto SR-1404 (Fuller Mill Road).
Mountain Creek Contractors, Inc. from Catawba was awarded the contract for a bid of $465,573.55. They will replace the existing timber structure with a double 7'x6' box culvert.
NCDOT reminds motorists 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.
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.