A series of road closures started on Feb. 20, signaling the start of the replacement of three bridges in northwestern North Carolina.
All three bridges are part of a $10.3 million contract for 12 new bridges with Smith-Rowe, LLC out of Mount Airy. They include nine bridges in Surry County and three in Yadkin County.
When these latest three bridges are finished, nine of 12 in the contract will be complete.
Construction will start to replace a small bridge on Stony Ridge Road over Grassy Creek in eastern Surry County. The work in Pinnacle will have the road closed for up to 120 days. The 3.3-mile detour utilizes Grassy Creek Road and Perch Road.
In Yadkin County, the contractor plans to close Mount Carmel Church Road in Yadkinville to replace a pair of bridges over Forbush Creek and Little Forbush Creek.
The small bridge over Forbush Creek will close to begin demolition. The detour includes Mills Road, Pilot View Church Road, Old U.S. 421 and Falcon Road. Property between the two bridges can be accessed via Falcon Road while the first bridge is under construction.
Smith-Rowe has up to 90 days to complete the first bridge. Then a new 90-day clock begins to complete the second bridge. During this time span, property between the bridges can be accessed via Mills Road.
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