A section of N.C. 210 west of Smithfield will be closed starting Jan. 5 while the N.C. Department of Transportation replaces two bridges over Swift Creek.
The road is expected to be closed about eight months. During that time, N.C. 210 traffic will be routed on a detour that uses U.S. 70 Business, Swift Creek Road and Cleveland Road.
The new bridges are replacing two that were built in 1934 and are now classified as “functionally obsolete” by the DOT, meaning they were built to standards that are no longer in use.
The DOT had expected the replacement work to begin in November, but the moving of utility lines pushed the start date to January.
The bridges are among a dozen being replaced in Johnston County under a $10.4 million contract awarded to S.T. Wooten Corp. in 2013.