NCDOT to Close John Oakley Road in Caswell County for Bridge Replacement Wednesday, February 27, 2013

RALEIGH — Weather permitting, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close John Oakley Road in Caswell County beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 4 to replace the bridge over Panther Creek. Construction of the new bridge is expected to be complete by June 15.

John Oakley Road will be closed between Egypt Road and Ridgeville Road. Motorists will use the following signed detour route:
  • N.C. 86 to Ridgeville Road to John Oakley Road.
The existing bridge was built in 1952 and is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. This means the bridge is safe, but it needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands.  
NCDOT reminds motorists to stay alert, watch signs for construction information and obey the posted speed limit.
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