Hooper Creek Bridge in Polk County to Close Monday for Replacement Thursday, February 06, 2014

Shelby — On 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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