State transportation contractors plan to shift U.S. 70 traffic to a temporary bridge over the Eno River on the east side of Hillsborough this weekend.
The shift will take place under lane closures beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday and is expected to be complete by the end of the day. It will be postponed to another weekend if weather interferes.
With traffic moved onto the temporary bridge, crews can demolish and replace the existing bridge, which is 79 years old and has reached the end of its useful life.
Also starting Saturday morning and lasting throughout the project, the U.S. 70 entrance to Riverside Drive closest to the river will be closed. Drivers will be directed to use the second entrance to Riverside Drive and Mountain View Court to access points on Riverside Drive closest to the river.
Drivers should slow down when approaching the work zone and be mindful of the crews at working close to the travel lanes.