NCDOT to Replace Bridge on Vance Road in Forsyth County Thursday, March 13, 2014

RALEIGH — Next week, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin replacing the bridge carrying Vance Road over Belews Creek in Forsyth County.

On Monday, March 17, weather permitting, crews will close Vance Road approximately two miles from the intersection with Piney Grove Road.  The road will remain closed to through traffic during construction of the new bridge, which is expected to be complete by Saturday, June 14.

Local traffic will be able to access homes and businesses from either end of Vance Road, but will not be able to pass beyond the closure points on either side of Belews Creek. Motorists traveling through the area will use Piney Grove Road, Linville Springs Road and Kerner 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.

Built in 1968, 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.

For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.

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