Shared by IRPO–Rutherford County Bridge Replacement Ready to Start

ASHEVILLE — A new bridge is being delivered to Rutherford County residents.

A short section of Bethany Church Road recently closed in order for a contractor with the N.C. Department of Transportation to begins replacing a bridge over Floyd’s Creek.

The replacement will bring the 43-year-old bridge up to modern specifications once Clark Ledbetter Grading & Hauling is finished with the $829,000 project. Construction is expected to conclude in March of 2018.

A temporary detour will direct southbound traffic to Doggett Road, then Tanners Grove Road, then to Country Side Drive before returning to Bethany Church Road. The reverse applies to northbound traffic.

Transportation officials remind motorists to slow down in work zones, obey all posted signs, and allow extra time for the new construction.

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