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Numerous road closures start Monday

Graham Road

NCDOT photo A section of Graham Road wil close starting Monday to realign the road.

The N.C. Department of Transportation will close several roads beginning Monday, including Barringer, Graham, Old Beatty Ford and Weaver roads.

Maintenance crews will close a portion of Barringer Road next week while they replace a 24-inch deteriorating pipe adjacent to the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing west of Salisbury.

“A new pipe is needed to help improve drainage in the area,” said Michael Hedrick, Rowan County maintenance engineer.

Crews will close the road at 8 a.m. Monday. Weather permitting, it will reopen at 3:30 p.m. June 29.

Drivers will be able to detour using U.S. 70, Hurley School Road, N.C. 801 and Sherrills Ford Road.

Graham Road

DOT contract workers will close a section of Graham Road next week so crews can realign the road between N.C. 150 and Lyerly Road in Mount Ulla.

“A Spot Safety study revealed a crash pattern of northbound motorists approaching the intersection of Graham Road and N.C. 150 and then having collisions when pulling out in the path of westbound traveling vehicles,” said John Button, Triad regional traffic safety engineer.

The road will be moved eastward by 200 feet, a realignment that will reduce the angle so the intersection is closer to a traditional 90 degrees, said Josh Miller, a DOT advanced technician.

The work will require lane closures starting at 8 a.m. Monday. Construction is expected to be completed by July 13.

Because safety is the department’s top priority, the Board of Transportation awarded a $498,000 contract back in January to Trull Contracting LLC of Midland to execute the grading, drainage, widening and realignment work, said Michael Wells Sr., DOT Division 9 board member.

Transportation officials advise drivers to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

Old Beatty Ford Road

DOT has revised the closure of a section of Old Beatty Ford Road to install a pipe crossing. It was supposed to start Friday but now will begin at 8 a.m. Monday. Work is set to be complete by 5 p.m. Tuesday. The section of Old Beatty Ford Road between Roy Cline Road and Neazer Streat will not be passable. 

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The detour route will be north on Old Concord Road to east on Rogers Road to south on Phaniel Church Road.

Weaver Road

DOT will close the bridge on Weaver Road at Little Creek. The bridge will be demolished and replaced with a box culvert.

The temporary road closure is scheduled to begin Monday and last through Sept. 25.

The signed detour route will be Patterson Road to N.C. 150 (Mooresville Road) to Miller Road. Click the following link to view the project location and detour route: Weaver Road Closure with Detour.

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