US 421 in Forsyth County closed part of next week due to bridge construction

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Williams Road over U.S. 421 in Forsyth County (Google Maps)

LEWISVILLE, N.C. — Beginning Monday, Feb. 9, N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will close Williams Road over U.S. 421 in Lewisville as they prepare to replace the bridge’s superstructure.

The road closure is scheduled for between 9 and 9:30 a.m. Then weather permitting, crews will be closing U.S. 421 at the exit ramps to Williams Road at night while they begin removing the spans of the existing structure. The closures will take place:

•    On U.S. 421 North: Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 9-10, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.; and
•    On U.S. 421 South: Thursday and Friday, Feb. 12-13, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

During the northbound closure, motorists traveling on U.S. 421 can follow a signed detour route and get off at exit 244 (Williams Road), continue up the ramp and around the traffic circle to the second right and re-enter U.S. 421 via the entrance ramp.

During the southbound closure, motorists traveling on U.S. 421 can use the following signed detour route and get off at exit 244, continue to the end of the ramp and turn left onto Williams Road, then continue around the traffic circle to the second right and re-enter U.S. 421 via the entrance ramp.

Single lane closures can also be expected on U.S. 421 at various times.

Law enforcement will be on hand during the road closures to assist with traffic as needed.

Drivers are advised to use caution in the area and allow additional travel time to reach their destinations safely.

The current bridge was built in 1958. Its’ superstructure was damaged by an oversized load. By replacing it instead of just repairing the damage, the department is able to increase the vertical clearance over U.S. 421.

Williams Road should be reopened by Aug. 17, and the project complete by Nov. 24.

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