Asheville - It's not in Idaho, but McDowell County. A contractor for the Department of Transportation will close Tater Town Loop Road just north of Dysartsville on Monday in order to begin construction on a new bridge over Katy Creek.
Clark Ledbetter Grading and Hauling, Inc., will be replacing the current two-lane bridge in McDowell County at a cost of $323,000 in order to increase safety and traffic capacity.
Tater Town Loop Road connects to N.C. 226 at both ends. The state highway will serve as the detour for residents travelling in the area.
The repair of aging bridges is a key component of Governor Pat McCrory's 25-year Vision for Transportation in North Carolina. His 2016-17 budget increased repair and replacement funding for bridges by 58 percent, totaling $242 million.
State officials remind motorists to obey detour signs, watch for construction information, remain alert and obey posted speed limits, especially through work zones.