Johnston County Bridge Project Requires Road Closure

Closure will start Monday, Dec. 2

A section of Winston Road between Interstate 40 and Clayton will close this week so crews can demolish and replace a bridge.

The bridge spanning White Oak Creek was built in 1955 and has become functionally obsolete, which means while remaining safe, the structure no longer meets the demands of the traffic using it and imposes vehicle weight restrictions.

The road will close at the bridge at 8 a.m. on Monday. The road is expected to reopen by next spring. A signed detour will send drivers onto Cornwallis, Amelia and Guy roads.

T.A. Loving Co. of Goldsboro will perform the work under a contract awarded in 2016 by the N.C. Department of Transportation to replace a total of seven Johnston County bridges and one in Wayne County. The new bridges are being delivered using a method known as Express Design-Build that expedites the design, environmental permitting, land acquisition, utility relocation and the construction. The innovative process saves taxpayer dollars and shortens driving delays for motorists.