RALEIGH — The N.C.
Department of Transportation will close Cherry Mountain Street between
Forest City and Bostic in Rutherford County for approximately one year
beginning Wednesday, March 27, to replace the bridge over CSX Railroad.
The new bridge will be wider and straighter, and will have a
more level elevation to allow a smoother approach for vehicles.
The $1.3 million project is scheduled for completion by
April 30, 2014. Project contractor is DeVere Construction Co. of Alpena, Mich.
The closure will involve the following offsite detour:
For commuter traffic:
Traffic traveling on Bostic-Sunshine Road en route to Forest City will need
to continue on Bostic-Sunshine Road to U.S. 74 B West to Forest City. Likewise,
traffic traveling to Bostic from Forest City needs to use U.S. 74 B East to
For local traffic: Traffic
traveling on W. Church St. in Bostic toward Cherry Mountain Street would need
to use Brick Road to Pea Ridge Road to Bostic-Sunshine Road to U.S. 74 B to
Cherry Mountain Street. Traffic traveling on Cherry Mountain Street in Forest
City toward Bostic would need to follow U.S. 74 B East to Bostic-Sunshine Road.
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