Wrenn Road Bridge Replacement Project to Begin Next Week in Caswell County Thursday, January 23, 2014

RALEIGH — Weather permitting, work will begin next week on an N.C. Department of Transportation project to replace the Wrenn Road bridge over Sugartree Creek in Prospect Hill.

The work was originally scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. 20, but was postponed due to a scheduling conflict with the contractor.

Wrenn Road will be closed to thru-traffic on Wednesday, Jan. 29, and will remain closed during construction of the new bridge. The road is expected to reopen by Friday, May 30.

Local traffic will be able to access homes and businesses from either end of Wrenn Road, but will not be able to pass beyond the closure points on either side of Sugartree Creek. Motorists traveling through the area will use Painter Road and Ridgeville Road as the signed detour route.  NCDOT encourages motorists to pay attention, obey the posted speed limit, and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely.

This project is part of the department’s overall bridge program to improve the condition of the state’s bridges. Built in 1957, the existing bridge is reaching the end of its life cycle and needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands.  The new bridge will accommodate all traffic, including trucks and emergency vehicles, as it will not be subject to the load restrictions of the current bridge.

The bridge is being replaced as part of a $7.3 million contract awarded in February 2012 to Smith-Rowe, LLC of Mt. Airy to replace 12 bridges in Caswell, Guilford, Orange and Rockingham counties.

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