NCDOT to Replace Happy Hill Road Bridge in Davidson County Wednesday, June 11, 2014

RALEIGH — Next week, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin replacing the Happy Hill Road bridge over Indian Grave Creek in Davidson County.

Weather permitting, crews will close Happy Hill Road near the intersection with N.C. 150 on Monday, June 16.  The road will remain closed to through traffic during construction of the new bridge, which is expected to be complete by Friday, Oct. 3.

Local traffic will be able to access homes and businesses from either end of Happy Hill Road, but will not be able to pass beyond the closure points on either side of Indian Grave Creek. Motorists traveling through the area will use N.C. 150, U.S. 64 and Rowe 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 1950, 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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