SHELBY – The N.C. Department of Transportation is replacing a bridge on Morrison Road over Silver Creek, southwest of Glen Alpine. Weather permitting, crews will close a portion of Morrison Road on Monday, Aug. 4, for construction of the new bridge.
An off-site detour will be in place during the closure.
Motorists at the intersection of Morrison Road and Dysartsville Road will be directed to travel:
- North on Dysartsville Road to right on Patton Road, then
- East on Patton Road to right on Mt Olive Church Road, then
- South on Mt. Olive Church Road to right on Morrison Road.
Motorists at the intersection of Morrison Road and Mt. Olive Church Road will be directed to travel:
- North on Mt. Olive Church Road to left on Patton Road, then
- West on Patton Road to left on Dysartsville Road, then
- South on Dysartsville Road to left on Morrison Road.
The detour will remain in place through late November.
The existing bridge on Morrison Road was built in 1959 and is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. That means although the bridge is safe, it was built to design standards no longer in use and needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic needs.
Apple Tuck & Associates, Inc. of Rutherfordton is the contractor for the $433,002 project.
For more details on improving North Carolina’s bridges, visit the NCDOT’s bridge information website.
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