HILLSBOROUGH – N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will begin work next week replacing the Arthur Minnis Road bridge that crosses New Hope Creek in Hillsborough.
A portion of the road will close from 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, until work is complete in mid-December.
Local traffic will still be able to access locations on either side of the bridge up to the work zone.
Motorists will be able to detour around the closure using Borland Road, Dodsons Crossroads, Dairyland Road and Rocky Ridge.
This project is part of the department’s overall bridge program to improve the condition of the state’s bridges and ensure the safety of drivers who rely on them. Built in 1954, the existing bridge no longer meets the demands of the traffic using it.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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