RALEIGH — Work is
scheduled to start as early as Jan. 2 on a $447,547.70 N.C. Department of
Transportation project to replace a bridge on Bethel Friends Road over Squirrel
Creek in Randolph County.
The contract was awarded to APAC–Thompson
Arthur Division of Greensboro to replace the 52-year-old bridge, located
southeast of Asheboro. The bridge is in deteriorating condition and was originally built
to standards no longer used.
The new bridge is scheduled to open by
May 2. Drivers will be directed to use
Grantville Lane and N.C. 42 to get around the construction site.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch for the road closure signs, stay
alert and obey the posted speed limit.
Updated travel information is available by calling 511 or online. 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. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference.
NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android, and some newer Blackberry