HICKORY – City Walk contractors will remove the wooden arches debris from the Rudy Wright Bridge and Main Avenue Bridge this weekend. Clearing the debris will require the closing of N.C. 127.
N.C. 127 will be closed between First Avenue SE and First Avenue NE from Friday, March 4, at 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday, March 7. Detour routes will be established and clearly marked. Drivers should use Fourth Street NW/SW and the one-way pairs to navigate around the N.C. 127 closure.
Once the arches are removed, both the Main Avenue NE bridge and the pedestrian bridge will be inspected by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). After cleared by inspection, the Main Avenue NE bridge will be opened to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The pedestrian bridge will remain closed until all necessary repairs are completed.
Drivers are asked to follow all signage and flagmen. For the public’s safety, a construction perimeter will be established. The public is asked to please stay behind all caution tape areas.