Barringer Street bridge replacement starts Wednesday  

Published 10:46 am Monday, December 11, 2017

GRANITE QUARRY – N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will begin work next week to replace the Barringer Street Bridge that crosses Crane Creek in Granite Quarry.

Built in 1966, the bridge no longer meets the demands of the traffic volume, said Darren Trantham, DOT assistant resident engineer.

Part of the road will close from 7 a.m. Wednesday until work is complete in April. Local traffic will still be able to access locations on either side of the bridge up to the point of closure.

Motorists will be able to detour around the closure using Faith Road and Byrd Road.

The project is part of the department’s program to improve the condition of the state’s bridges and ensure the safety of drivers.

DOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

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