Section of Steele Street in Rockingham Closing April 1 for Bridge Replacement Project Wednesday, March 27, 2013

RALEIGH — A section of Steele Street in Rockingham, Richmond County, will be closed for six months, starting Monday, April 1, for an N.C. Department of Transportation bridge replacement project. The 52-year-old bridge over Hitchcock Creek is being replaced, closing Steele Street between north of North Randolph Street and Aslington Street. The project is expected to wrap up by Oct. 1.

A signed detour will be in place, with motorists using Aslington Street, U.S. 220, West and East Green Street and Fayetteville Road/U.S. 1.

Additional information on this project is available by contacting NCDOT Resident Engineer Chuck Dumas at (910) 944-7554.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. Updated travel information is also available by calling 511 or online at In addition, NCDOT now offers travel information on Twitter.

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