SHELBY – To avoid any potential conflicts with an ongoing bridge rehabilitation project on Dodson Mill Road near the town of Pilot Mountain in Surry County, the N.C. Department of Transportation will delay replacing a bridge on Old Westfield Road in Pilot Mountain.
Crews are currently working to rehabilitate a bridge over U.S. 52 on Dodson Mill Road. The detour route for that project uses Old U.S. 52. Because Old U.S. 52 needs to be closed during the Old Westfield Road bridge replacement project, the NCDOT has decided to delay that bridge replacement project for one year.
The Dodson Mill Road rehabilitation project includes replacement of the bridge’s superstructure, repairs to the bridge’s substructure, as well as grading and paving around the bridge. During repairs, U.S. 52 must be closed at night several times to remove bridge girders and replace the girders. The detour for that part of the project will take motorists to Old U.S. 52 before routing traffic to U.S. 52.
The delayed bridge project will include replacing a 65-year-old bridge that, although safe, is considered functionally obsolete and structurally deficient. That means the bridge was built to design standards no longer in use.
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