RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Transportation
will close Lee Cudd Road east of Columbus beginning Monday, Dec. 10, to replace
the bridge over Hensons Creek.
A signed detour will direct southbound motorists to follow
Poors Ford Road to Chesnee Road, turn left and follow Chesnee Road to Tanner
Road, then turn left again to rejoin Lee Cudd Road. Northbound motorists will
follow the same route in reverse.
The new bridge will be wider and safer than the existing
bridge, which does not meet current construction standards. The bridge
replacement will be carried out by Apple Tuck and Associates Inc. of
Rutherfordton. The contractor will have until April 8, 2013, to complete
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