Stokes Ferry bridge closing for construction

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 4, 2011

N.C. Department of Transportation
The N.C. Department of Transportation is closing the Stokes Ferry Road bridge over Second Creek in Rowan County starting Monday to conduct repair work. Motorists should expect traffic delays as they follow the posted detour route.
Weather permitting, work is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and last until Friday, March 18, at 3 p.m.
Crews will repair rusty beams, pour concrete around some of the wooden support columns and paint the 47-year-old bridge. This work will help extend the lifespan of the bridge so it can continue to serve drivers traveling over the backwater of High Rock Lake near Salisbury.
The Department of Transportation will post the following detour route:
• Traveling southeast on Stokes Ferry Road: Turn left on Agner Road, turn right on Brinkle Ferry Road, turn right on St. Matthews Church Road and take it back to Stokes Ferry Road.
• Traveling northwest on Stokes Ferry Road: Turn right on St. Matthews Church Road, turn left on Brinkle Ferry Road, turn left on Agner Road and take it back to Stokes Ferry Road.
The Department of Transportation reminds motorists to stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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