Lane Closures Start Monday on West Webb Avenue in Burlington for Railroad Bridge Cleaning, Painting Friday, November 08, 2013

Motorists may experience congestion, should allow extra time to reach their destinations safely


RALEIGH – Drivers traveling through the Glen Raven area of Burlington will encounter lane closures starting next week on West Webb Avenue (N.C. 87/100), as Norfolk Southern Railway crews clean and paint the 75-year-old railroad bridge that crosses over the roadway.

The project is scheduled to begin on Monday, Nov. 11, and take about 12 weeks to complete. Work will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays only during that three-month period.

Motorists should expect varying lane closures while traveling in the work zone, with flagging crews guiding traffic safely through the area. One lane of West Webb Avenue will remain open at all times throughout the duration of the project.

Norfolk Southern will clean and paint the bridge with a special coating that resists graffiti. Crews will apply it to the lower portions of the bridge to protect it from street art.

While the work is under way, motorists may experience congestion, especially during peak travel times. Drivers are urged to take an alternate route such as Church Street (U.S. 70) or University Drive, and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely.

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