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March 1, 2018 4:38 PM

ALERT: New Bridge in Lee County to Require Temporary Road Closure

A project to replace a 65-year-old Lee County bridge on Lee Avenue will require a detour starting Monday, March 5.

Workers will replace the bridge over Gasters Creek, south of Sanford, after the N.C. Department of Transportation last year awarded an $806,426 contract to Dane Construction Inc. of Mooresville.

For those familiar with the area, the bridge is located just past the Woodbridge Forest neighborhood and Lochmere mobile home park. On the other side of the bridge are the Woodbridge Cliffs and Woodbridge Points neighborhoods, as well as access to St. Andrews Church Road.

While remaining safe, the bridge is nearing its useful lifespan. It requires more frequent maintenance and has vehicle weight limits and narrow lanes that do not meet modern traffic needs.

Until the project is completed by this summer, a detour will send traffic onto N.C. 78 (Main Street), Lemon Springs Road and Andrews Road.

Media Contact: Andrew Barksdale, 919-707-2662,

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Latest Update:

March 5, 2018 10:13 AM

NCDOT has announced a 2-week delay to the Gasters Creek bridge closure.