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Update Given On Roads Affected By November Storm In Alexander County

Update Given On Roads Affected By November Storm In Alexander County

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has provided an update on the roads closed in Alexander County due to flooding which occurred during the November 12, 2020, Tropical Storm. These are the most recent updates.

The following projects are complete and the roads are open. Millersville Road at NC Highway 16 South, which was a total roadway washout at bridge pipe location. Nester Road at Millersville Road, which was a total roadway washout at bridge location. Smith Grove Church Road, which was a total washout of a 48” maintenance pipe.

The following projects are still not completed. The preconstruction meeting was completed earlier this month for Macedonia Church Road at Glade Creek, which was a total roadway washout at the bridge pipe location. 958 Sulphur Springs Road, which was a total roadway washout at the bridge pipe location is currently under contract for pipe replacement. NCDOT says pumping water around operations and damaged culvert removal has begun

Rocky Face Church Road at Pressley Court, which was a total roadway washout at the bridge pipe location, is currently under contract for pipe replacement. The goal is to have this project completed by April 15. 1069 Lackey Mountain Road, which was a roadway washout at the 48” maintenance pipe location, is currently under contract for pipe replacement

Jud Smith Road at Marlowe Road, where the 48” maintenance pipe is undermined making the road unsafe to pass causing the road to be closed and detoured, is currently under contract for pipe replacement. These are the most recent updates. A full list of all roads affected are available at www.alexandercountync.gov.

View a map of the closed roads with detour information at www.drivenc.gov. Be sure to search for “Alexander County” at the top of the screen and select “secondary roads” as a map pin.