NCDOT to Close Yadkinville Road Bridge over the Yadkin River on Yadkin/Forsyth County Line for Maintenance Friday, April 27, 2012

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation will close the bridge over the Yadkin River on Yadkinville Road (Old U.S. 421) in Enon starting Monday, April 30, weather permitting, to repair four expansion joints along the bridge. The project is scheduled to be completed by June 1.

 

The project consists of cutting out and replacing the old expansion joints and pouring new concrete on the bridge.

 

The bridge was built in 1953 and is deemed both functionally obsolete and structurally deficient. This does not mean the bridge is unsafe, but there are elements of the bridge that need to be monitored to maintain its structural integrity, and its layout no longer meets current design standards for width, shoulders or rails.

 

Motorists traveling south on Yadkinville Road out of Yadkin County into Forsyth County will follow a signed detour. From Yadkinville Road, traffic will turn right onto Conrad Road, then right onto U.S. 421 South and follow it to the Shallowford Road exit. At the top of the ramp, traffic will be directed to turn left onto Shallowford Road, and then left onto Foothills Road to Yadkinville Road in Forsyth County. Northbound motorists from Forsyth County to Yadkin County will follow the same route in reverse.

 

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

 

Up-to-date road closure information is available by calling 511 or online at www.ncdot.gov/travel.  In addition, NCDOT now offers travel information via Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/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.

 

For more information on this project, please contact NCDOT Division 11 Bridge Maintenance Engineer David Wayne at (336) 903-9124.

 

 

 

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