Greensboro - N.C. Department of Transportation contractors plan to begin replacing the
Smithwood Road Bridge over South Prong Stinking Quarter Creek next week, closing a portion of the roadway north of Liberty.
"Bridge projects are 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 Engineer Mike Mills. Work will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14. The new bridge should be open by March 2017. Drivers will be able to detour around the work using Richland Church Road and Kimesville Road.
This project is part of the department's overall
bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges. The 62-year-old existing bridge was built to design standards no longer used.
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