Due to equipment delays caused by recent tropical storms, City Walk contractors were not able to set the steel girders for the N.C. 127 pedestrian bridge in Hickory this past weekend. Both necessary cranes are now on-site, and contractors plan to set the steel girders for the bridge this weekend.
Due to this construction activity, N.C. 127 will be closed between First Avenue SE and First Avenue NE in Hickory from 6 p.m. today (September 25) through 6 a.m. Monday (September 28). Additionally, the section of Main Avenue NE at the bridge site, between First Avenue NE and Second Street NE, is currently closed to thru traffic and will remain closed until this work is completed. Detour routes will be established and clearly marked.
Note that the detour routes for N.C. 127 will be different from previous routes due to an active road closure on North Center Street. Drivers should use Fourth Street NW/SW and the one-way pairs to navigate around the N.C. 127 closure.[Map photo courtesy of Sarah Killian, City of Hickory]