Back Creek Church Road in Rowan County to Close for Bridge Replacement Project Friday, March 22, 2013

Road will reopen to traffic in late July

RALEIGH – Crews will begin replacing the Back Creek Church Road bridge over Sill’s Creek south of Cleveland on Monday, March 25. The work will require crews to close Back Creek Church Road in both directions, starting at 8 a.m. The road will remain closed until Friday, July 26, at 5 p.m. when the project is scheduled to be complete.

The closure will begin about 1.5 miles north of the intersection of Back Creek Church Road and N.C. 150. The N.C. Department of Transportation will set up the following detour route at that point to guide motorists around the work zone:
•    Take Back Creek Church Road to Brown Road to Graham Road to N.C. 150 back to Back Creek Church Road.

NCDOT encourages motorists to go slow, pay attention to construction-related signs and allow plenty of time to reach their destinations safely.

The existing bridge was built in 1953 and has a sufficiency rating of 35 out of 100. That does not mean the bridge is unsafe. It means the bridge was not built to current design standards and needs to be replaced. The new bridge will be wider and more modern, which will improve driver safety and help traffic flow more efficiently through the area.

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