Section Of NC 231 In Nash County To Close For Bridge Replacement

Road to reopen in November

The NC Department of Transportation will close a section of N.C. 231 between N.C. 97 and U.S. 64 in southwestern Nash County on Tuesday, June 30, weather permitting.

The closure is necessary to allow crews with Keystone Contracting Co. Inc. to replace the bridge over Turkey Creek. The 90-year-old bridge is classified as functionally obsolete. A functionally obsolete bridge is like an old house. Although the house is safe to live in, the home must eventually be updated in order to meet current standards and the needs of its residents.

N.C. 231 is scheduled to be closed to through traffic until Nov. 27 for this $1 million project. Through traffic will use N.C. 97, Old Nash Road and Valley Road to travel around the work zone. Local traffic will be able to access the area within the closure, but will not be able to drive past the construction site.

Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.