RALEIGH —Work is scheduled to begin Friday, Nov. 1 on an N.C. Department of Transportation bridge replacement project on Shady Grove Church Road near Hookerton.
Shady Grove Church Road will be closed from N.C. 123 to Lodge Hall Road. The project should be completed by March 3, 2014.
During the closure, motorists should follow the signed detour route consisting of N.C. 58, Dixon Farm Road and N.C. 123.
The existing bridge, which was built in 1964, is deemed structurally deficient. This means the bridge is safe, but it needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands.
This project is part of the department’s State-Funded Bridge Improvement Program to improve the overall condition of the state’s bridges. The department is investing $810 million over four years to strategically perform preservation or rehabilitation work when possible
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 www.ncdot.gov/travel. In addition, NCDOT now offers travel information on Twitter.