Tuesday, June 10, 2014 —
Weather permitting, the N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close a section of Big Lick Road west of Oakboro at 8 a.m. Monday. The closure is necessary to replace the existing bridge over Island Creek.
During the closure, traffic will be detoured from Big Lick Road to Island Creek Road to Oak Grove Road to Griffin Green Boulevard back to Big Lick Road. The bridge should open to traffic by Nov. 4, while vegetation and reforestation work can continue through May 5, 2015.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones