ROCKWELL – An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor plans to begin a three-year bridge replacement project in Rowan County next month.
On April 18, Smith-Rowe plans to close both lanes of the eastbound bridge on N.C. 49 over the Yadkin River. Work is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. This project is expected to be complete by March 2025.
Eastbound and westbound traffic will be maintained in a two-lane configuration over the westbound bridge. A signed detour will be in place along the highway while work is ongoing. Access to the boat ramp on the Stanly County side of the river will be maintained throughout the project, but the scenic overlook will be closed.
Drivers should remain alert and use caution in the area.