Greensboro - N.C. Department of Transportation crews will close a section of Mayfield Road between N.C. 700 and U.S. 29 Business just north of Reidsville while workers replace the bridge over Wolf Island Creek.
Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, and the road will reopen to traffic by Nov. 11.
The Mayfield Road Bridge project is part of the department's overall bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges. Built in 1951, the bridge is considered structurally deficient, and functionally obsolete. It has reached the end of its life cycle and needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands.
Local traffic will continue to be able to access homes and businesses at either end of Mayfield Road but will not be able to pass beyond the closure points on either side of the bridge. Motorists will use N.C. 700, Dibrell Road and Service Road as the 9-mile signed detour.
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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.