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.
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.
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.
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 www.ncdot.gov/travel. In
addition, NCDOT now offers travel information on Twitter.
For more information on this project,
please contact the resident engineer at (910) 944-7554.