RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will
close part of Old Mill Farm Road in Davidson County on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 8
a.m. to replace the bridge over Reedy Creek.
The bridge is located just south of the Perryman Road
intersection. Weather permitting, NCDOT plans to open the road and the new
bridge to traffic on May 17.
While construction is under way, motorists must follow a
signed detour route around the area. It will take drivers from Perryman Road to
N.C. 150 to Friendship Church Road. Motorists are encouraged to go slow and pay
attention in the work zone to ensure safety.
The existing bridge over Reedy Creek was built in 1958,
and has a sufficiency rating of 16.9 out of 100. That does not mean the bridge
is unsafe. It means the bridge is not built to modern design standards and does
not meet the needs of today’s traveling public.
NCDOT awarded a $568,445 contract for the bridge
replacement to R.E. Burns & Sons Company Inc. of Statesville.
For real-time travel information at any time, call 511,
visit our travel webpage or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly
version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser
of your smartphone and bookmark it for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is
compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.