Winston-Salem - N.C. Department of Transportation crews are out today conducting inspections along Akron Drive at U.S. 52 after police say the Akron Drive bridge structure was struck by the load of a tractor-trailer on Wednesday, July 6, around 11 a.m.
NCDOT's special inspection unit has found that seven of the 12 bridge beams were hit and two have been misaligned.
NCDOT has closed the outside lanes in both directions of Akron Drive are closed as a precaution until the misaligned beams can be repaired. In addition the outside southbound lanes on U.S. 52 are also closed.
In addition to the lane closures, unrelated maintenance work is taking place in the area, thus NCDOT reminds the traveling public to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the Move Over Law.
The law which requires motorists to move over one lane, if possible, or reduce speed for stopped construction and emergency vehicles with flashing lights on the shoulder of the highway. Violating the law could result in a $250 fine.
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