Bridge Replacement Project in Richmond County Means Section of Clayton Carriker Road Closes, Starting Sept. 17 Thursday, September 13, 2012

RALEIGH — A section of Clayton Carriker Road north of Ellerbe in Richmond County will be closed starting Monday, Sept. 17 as a N.C. Department of Transportation project to replace the 54-year-old bridge over Little Mountain Creek gets under way. The closure will be between U.S. 220/N.C. 73 and Bennett Road, and is expected to be in place until Dec. 18.

The bridge being replaced is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. That means it was built to lane width and other standards no longer used for bridges, and although it is safe, it has been requiring maintenance and repair and eventually needed to be replaced.

The closure means a signed detour route will be in place. Motorists going south on U.S. 220/N.C. 73 will be directed to continue past Clayton Carriker Road, then right onto N.C. 73, and right onto Bennett Road to get back to Clayton Carriker Road. Motorists heading east on Clayton Carriker Road will turn right on Bennett Road, left on N.C. 73 and left onto U.S. 220/N.C. 73.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. Updated travel information is also available by calling 511 or online at In addition, NCDOT now offers travel information on Twitter.

For more information on this project, please contact the resident engineer at (910) 944-7554.


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