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Road Closure Ahead For Replacement of Bridge on Coble Church Road in Guilford County

Greensboro - N.C. Department of Transportation contractors plan to replace the bridge carrying Coble Church Road over North Prong Stinking Quarter Creek near Pleasant Garden, closing a portion of the roadway for about six months.

Bridge 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.

Work will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 11. The new bridge should be open by Dec. 11. Drivers will be able to detour around the work zone using a 3-mile detour on Bowman Dairy Road, Smithwood Road and Staley Lake Road. The Coble Church Road project is part of the department's overall bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges. Built in 1953, the existing bridge longer meets the demands of the traffic using it.

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.

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4/16/2018 4:30 PM

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