Cherry Mountain Street Between Forest City and Bostic to Close for One Year for Bridge Replacement Project Friday, March 22, 2013

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 Bostic-Sunshine Road.

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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