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
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
For real-time travel information at any time, call 511,
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.