LOCUST – N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews are planning a traffic shift after Thanksgiving, affecting the bridges on N.C. 24/27 over the Rocky River. The shift is part of a $6 million project the department awarded earlier this year to Mooresville contractor Dane Construction, Inc.
Starting Nov. 30, traffic will be shifted from the existing eastbound bridge to a two-lane, two-way pattern on the existing westbound bridge. This will allow crews to safely demolish and build a new bridge for eastbound drivers. Travel lanes will be narrowed, so wide loads greater than 12 feet wide will need to use alternate routes.
This pattern will remain in place through June 2024.
The bridge was built in 1923 and rebuilt in 1957. The new bridge must be open to traffic by mid-July 2024. Vegetation establishment and landscaping will continue into 2025.
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