Monday, Feb. 10, the N.C. Department of
Transportation will close part of Landrum Road to replace a bridge over
Hooper Creek in Polk County.
This project includes
grading, drainage, paving and replacing the existing bridge, built in 1955,
with a cast-in-place concrete culvert. The existing structure is
considered functionally obsolete and structurally deficient, which means that
although the bridge is safe, it was built to design standards that are no
longer in use.
Landrum Road will be closed
between Red Fox Road and Golf Course Road starting Monday at 7
a.m. Using the detour, motorists will follow Red Fox Road north to
Henderson Road then to Luther Durham Road to Golf Course Road and back to
Landrum Road. Local traffic will be allowed access up to the
bridge location from each direction, but will not be able to pass through,
since the bridge will be removed.
The $507,722.05 contract
for the project was awarded to Sloan Construction of Duncan, S.C. The
replacement is expected to be finished by mid-May.
Motorists are advised to
use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. NCDOT reminds
motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey
the posted speed limit.
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information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel
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