N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will begin building a new bridge carrying Mountain View Church Road over Brushy Fork Creek just north east of King.
The work will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, and is expected to be completed by Jan. 1, 2016.
Built in 1966, the existing bridge is structurally deficient and has reached the end of its life cycle. The new bridge will accommodate all traffic, including trucks and emergency vehicles, as it will not be subject to the load restrictions of the current bridge.
Local traffic will continue to be able to access homes and businesses from either end of the bridge but will not be able to pass beyond the closure points on either side. Motorists will use Denny Road, N.C. 66, Johnson Road and Robertson Ridge Road to detour around the closure.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
For real-time travel information, call 511, visit the Traveler Services section of NCDOT.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.