Greensboro - N.C. Department of Transportation contractors plan to begin replacing the Thacker Dairy Road Bridge over Big Alamance Creek, closing a portion of the roadway southeast of Greensboro until next year.
"Bridge projects like this one are currently underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Transportation Vision to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities," said Division Seven Assistant Resident Engineer Bill Snell.
Work will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22. The new bridge should be open by Feb. 2017.
Drivers will be able to detour around the work using Linch Road, Wild Turkey Road and Old Julian Road.
This project is part of the department's overall bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges. Built in 1967, the 49-year-old existing bridge is structurally deficient, functionally obsolete and longer meets the demands of the traffic using it.
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