Bridge work to start Aug. 5

Hedrick Mill Road will close
Jul. 31, 2013 @ 09:35 AM

A revised start date of Monday, Aug. 5, has been set for closing Hedrick Mill Road near Hedrick Lane in Davidson County to replace the bridge over Four Mile Branch. 

Work was scheduled to begin on July 22, but rainy weather delayed the completion of utility line relocation needed before the project could start.  It also means the revised completion date for the new bridge is Dec. 2.

The existing bridge was built in 1960 and is reaching the end of its life cycle. This means the bridge is safe, but it needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands. 

Local traffic will be able to access homes and businesses from either end of Hedrick Mill Road during the project, but will not be able to pass beyond the closure points on either side of Four Mile Branch.

Through traffic should use the following signed detour route during the closure: Hedrick Mill Road to Old U.S. 64 to Allred Road to Old Burkehead Road back to Hedrick Mill Road. 

This project is part of the NCDOT’s $450 million state-funded bridge plan for 2011-13, which calls for preservation, repairs or replacement of bridges statewide.

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