Jimmy Bowles Road in Alamance County Closed For Bridge Replacement Monday, April 16, 2012

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation has closed Jimmy Bowles Road near Elon to replace the bridge over Buttermilk Creek. The bridge is one of seven being replaced throughout the region as part of a $4.8 million bridge replacement project that began last April.  
The bridge has been deemed functionally obsolete. This does not mean the bridge is unsafe, but that it no longer meets current design standards for width or load. The new bridge will be able to accommodate larger, heavier vehicles than the current bridge.

Jimmy Bowles Road will remain closed to traffic during construction, which is expected to be complete by July 16. Motorists should use the following signed detour:
  • Stoney Creek Church Road to Altamahaw Racetrack Road to Gwyn Road back to Jimmy Bowles Road.
Citizens can get real-time travel information in several ways. They can call 511, the state’s toll free information line or visit http://www.ncdot.gov/travel. NCDOT also offers travel information 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. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android, and some newer Blackberry phones.
 
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