High Point Road Bridge Replacement Project to Begin Next Week in Forsyth County Thursday, March 13, 2014

Built in 1920, 94-year old bridge is one of oldest in the state
 
RALEIGH — Weather permitting, work will begin next week on an N.C. Department of Transportation project to replace the bridge carrying High Point Road over Abbott’s Creek in Forsyth County. At 94 years old, the bridge is one of the oldest in the state.  

On Monday, March 17, crews will close High Point Road between Curry Road and Pine Meadow Drive.  The road will remain closed to through traffic during construction of the new bridge, which is expected to be complete by Saturday, Nov. 1.

Local traffic will be able to access homes and businesses from either end of High Point Road, but will not be able to pass beyond the closure points on either side of Abbott’s Creek. Motorists traveling through the area will use Curry Road and Horneytown Road/N.C. 66 as the signed detour route.  

As an alternate route, motorists on High Point Road may also use Pine Meadows Drive and Watkins Ford Road to navigate around the closure.  

NCDOT encourages motorists to pay attention, obey the posted speed limit, and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely.

Built in 1920, 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.

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