Motorists must follow signed detour route
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation will begin replacing the bridge on Ben Anderson Road over Dutchman’s Creek near Mocksville on Monday, May 13, at 8 a.m. The project will require crews to temporarily close Ben Anderson Road roughly 1.1 miles from its intersection with Ollie Harkey Road.
Motorists must take the following signed detour route to avoid the closure: Ollie Harkey Road to Liberty Church Road to Duard Reavis Road to Bear Church Road to Ben Anderson Road. NCDOT urges drivers to go slow, pay attention to construction-related signs and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely.
The bridge replacement project is expected to be complete on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. At that time, the road will reopen to traffic.
The existing bridge was built in 1977 and has a sufficiency rating of 34.9 out of 100. That does not mean the bridge is unsafe. It means the bridge was not built to modern design standards and no longer meets the needs of today’s drivers. With wider lanes, the new bridge will improve safety, extend the life of the local transportation system and help people get where they need to go more efficiently.
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