Little River Road Near Flat Rock to Close Until Oct. 1 for Bridge Replacement Project Thursday, March 28, 2013

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will close Little River Road near Flat Rock in Henderson County starting Tuesday, April 2, to replace two bridges on Little River Road over Mud Creek near the intersection of Old Town Way. The road will reopen by Oct. 1.

The bridges were built in the 1960s and need to be replaced due to their age and condition. One of the bridges is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. While the bridge is still safe, it requires extensive maintenance and repair. Lane and shoulder widths also don’t meet current standards.

The $1.3 million project contract was awarded to DeVere Construction Company of Raleigh.

During the closure, motorists heading west on Little River Road should follow Berea Church Road to Crab Creek Road back to Little River Road. Traffic heading east will follow the route in reverse.

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