SHELBY -- Beginning Tuesday, June 10, the N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close a portion of U.S. 52 near Dodson Mill Road in Surry County as part of an ongoing bridge rehabilitation project.
Crews will close a portion of U.S. 52 northbound from 11 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday, June 11. On Wednesday night, NCDOT will then close a portion of U.S. 52 southbound from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, June 12. These closures are necessary to remove existing bridge beams from the Dodson Mill Road bridge.
During the closure, a detour will be in place for motorists. They will be directed to take Old U.S. 52 to N.C. 268 (Key Street), and then return to U.S. 52.
The bottom of the Dodson Mill Road bridge has been struck by trucks several times and this rehabilitation project should prevent those issues from recurring. Once completed, the new bridge will have an additional 18 inches of clearance for traffic on U.S. 52.
The project started in April and is expected to be finished in May 2015.
R.E. Burns and Sons Company, Inc. of Statesville was awarded the $1,193,556 contract for the project in September.