Fairview Bridge Closed for Replacement Project

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A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation has begun a bridge replacement project on Church Road over Garren Creek in Fairview.

R.E. Burns & Sons Co. of Statesville will replace the 46-year-old bridge with a 27-foot wide bridge. Crews have established a marked detour that directs drivers on a 2.7-mile route using Village Road, Garren Creek Road, Whitaker Road, and Blue Ridge Development Road.

This bridge is one of four that will be replaced as part of a $3 million contract that should conclude in early October.

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State officials remind motorists to obey detour signs, watch for construction information, stay alert and obey posted speed limits, especially through work zones.