Woodruff Road closes Feb. 19

 Woodruff Road over Buffalo Creek in Johnston County will close beginning Monday, Feb. 19, so contractor workers can replace a bridge.

A detour will send vehicles onto Old Beulah Road and Micro Road West, northeast of Selma. The new bridge is expected to open in August.

This bridge, along with one spanning Glendale Road in the same county, are being replaced under a $1.4 million contract the N.C. Department of Transportation awarded to Fred Smith Co. of Raleigh last fall. Construction on the Glendale Road bridge is expected to wrap up by May.

Although safe, both bridges are deemed structurally deficient because they are expensive to maintain, no longer meet today’s traffic demands and have vehicle weight limits.

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