- N.C. Department of Transportation
contractors plan to begin replacing the bridge carrying YMCA Camp Road over East Prong Little Yadkin River, closing a portion of the roadway in King.
"The YMCA Camp Road bridge project is part of the department's overall bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges," said NCDOT Division Nine Board Member Jake Alexander. "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," said Division Nine Engineer Pat Ivey.
Work will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 18. The new bridge should be open by Saturday, Dec. 17. The existing bridge is structurally deficient. It is safe, but is in deteriorating condition and needed more constant repairs. It was also built to design standards no longer used, and it doesn't meet the demands of the traffic using it.
Motorists will navigate around the work using N.C. 66 to access to YMCA Camp Road on both ends of the road closure. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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