SHELBY – On Monday, April 7, the N.C.
Department of Transportation will begin rehabilitating a bridge on Dodson Mill
Road over U.S. 52 in Surry County. The bottom of the existing bridge has been
struck by trucks several times and this rehabilitation work should prevent
those issues from recurring.
Crews will be repairing the
bridge’s substructure as part of the rehabilitation. The old bridge deck will
be removed, one half at a time, and then the elevation of the new bridge deck
will be raised for an additional 18 inches of clearance for traffic on U.S. 52.
Traffic will be maintained on
the bridge using a temporary traffic signal, but there will be times during
construction when an off-site detour is necessary. Detour signs will be in
place to help motorists navigate the closure.
R.E. Burns and Sons Company,
Inc. of Statesville was awarded the $1,193,556 contract for the project in
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