NCDOT to Close Linville Road Bridge in Winston-Salem for Maintenance Work Thursday, August 02, 2012

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will close the bridge that carries Linville Road over U.S. 421/Business 40 in Winston-Salem, starting Monday, Aug. 6, for maintenance work. Crews will grind off the top layer of the bridge’s driving surface and replace it with a new layer of concrete. The improvements will help ensure the bridge remains in good condition.

Weather permitting, crews will put the closure in place at 7 p.m. Monday. It is scheduled to remain in effect until Aug. 20, when the work is set to be complete. During that time, motorists will take the following detour routes to avoid the work zone:

  • Traveling south on Linville Road: Take the U.S. 421/Business 40 West ramp and continue to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Exit 6C). Turn left and re-enter U.S. 421/Business 40 East via the ramp on the left. Follow U.S. 421/Business 40 East back to Linville Road (Exit 10).
  • Traveling north on Linville Road: Take the U.S. 421/Business 40 East ramp and continue to South Main Street (Exit 14). Turn left and re-enter U.S. 421/Business 40 West via the ramp on the left. Follow U.S. 421/Business 40 West back to Linville Road (Exit 10).

Crews are currently working on the bridge’s support system, removing deteriorating concrete from the columns and replacing it with new concrete. The work does require lane closures on U.S. 421/Business 40 on weekdays from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. These improvements are scheduled to be complete on Friday, Aug. 3.

Roughly 7,000 vehicles travel across the Linville Road bridge every day. NCDOT advises motorists to go slow, pay attention to construction-related signs and allow plenty of time to reach their destinations safely.

For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT’s Triad Twitter feed, https://twitter.com/ncdot_triad. 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.

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