RALEIGH — The N.C.
Department of Transportation will close the Railroad Grade Road bridge over the
Old Fields Creek in Fleetwood from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 25-27, weather permitting,
to make repairs. The work will consist of rehabilitation to some steel
girders, as well as replacing some steel plank flooring and paving.
The bridge, which was built in 1970, will have crews at the work site
from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. From 7-9 a.m. and 3-5 p.m., the road will be open with a
flagman directing traffic. No work will be performed from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. Portable
message boards will be in place to inform the public of the project.
An alternate route around the project has been set up. From the west side
of the bridge, take Railroad Grade Road for about 3.3 miles to New River Bridge
Road, turn left and then left again onto Liberty Grove Church Road. Go about 2.7
miles, turn left onto U.S. 221 North, and go approximately 2 miles back to Railroad
Grade Road. Eastbound traffic will reverse directions.
motorists to stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.