Polk County bridge to close next week for replacement

Published 8:52 pm Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The N.C. Department of Transportation is replacing a Polk County bridge and will need to close part of Warrior Drive beginning Monday, Dec. 1.

The bridge at Warrior Drive, which spans a tributary of the North Pacolet River, was built in 1956. The bridge is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete, which means it was built to design standards no longer in use and needs to be replaced. A concrete culvert will be built to replace the existing structure.

During construction, a signed detour route will take motorists from Howard Gap Road to Harmon Field Road, then from U.S. 176 back to Warrior Drive.

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The road is expected to reopen by early May 2015. Apple Tuck and Associates of Rutherfordton is the contractor for the $248,102 project.


– Submitted by 

Jordan-Ashley Walker