Arthur Minnis Road in Orange County to Close Monday for Bridge Replacement Tuesday, April 9, 2013

RALEIGH — Weather permitting, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close Arthur Minnis Road between Borland Road and Old N.C. 86 in Orange County beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 15 to replace the bridge over New Hope Creek. Construction of the new bridge is expected to be complete by Aug. 28.

Motorists will use the following 8.5-mile detour route:
  • Old N.C. 86 to Davis Road to Orange Grove Road to Kimbro Road to Borland Road to Arthur Minnis Road.
This project is part of the NCDOT’s $450 million state-funded bridge plan for 2011-13, which calls for preservation, repairs or replacement of bridges statewide.  The existing bridge was built in 1954 and is considered functionally obsolete. This means the bridge is safe, but it needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands.  
NCDOT reminds motorists to stay alert, watch signs for construction information and obey the posted speed limit.
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