N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will begin replacing the bridge carrying
Stewart Road over a section of Wood Benton Branch Creek just East of Danbury.
At 7 a.m. on Monday, March 28, crews will close a portion of Stewart Road as they begin tearing down the existing bridge and replace it with a culvert. A section of Stewart Road between Dodgetown Road and Throckmorton Road will remain closed to through traffic during construction, which is expected to be complete by May 31. Local traffic will be able to access homes and businesses from either end of Stewart Road, but will not be able to pass beyond the closure points on either side of the bridge. Motorists traveling through the area will use the
posted detour route along Dodgetown Road and N.C. 89. NCDOT encourages motorists to pay attention, obey the posted speed limit, and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely.
This project is part of the department's overall
bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges. The existing bridge is reaching the end of its life cycle and needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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