NCDOT to Close Boyd Road in Rockingham County for Bridge Replacement Monday, June 24, 2013

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will close Boyd Road near Iron Works Road in Rockingham County to replace the bridge over an unnamed creek. Work will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, and is expected to be complete by Sunday, Sept. 1, weather permitting.

Motorists should use the following signed detour route during the closure:
  • Boyd Road to Sandy Cross Road to Miller Chapel Road to Iron Works Road back to Boyd 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 1958 and is reaching the end of its life cycle. This means the bridge is safe, but it needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands.  The new bridge will not be subject to load restrictions of the existing bridge and will safely accommodate all traffic, including trucks and emergency vehicles.
 
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