December 04, 2020

Post-flood Alexander roads update

From NCDOT Division 12 Maintenance Engineer Cole Gurley:

The NCDOT has provided a list of damaged sites resulting in road closures in Alexander County, as of Nov. 18, 2020. Please note there are also minor damage areas across the county that did not result in closures. Crews are working to repair these sites as diligently as possible.

DOT Division 12 anticipates letting emergency purchase order contracts to repair sites as well, with the first being Sulphur Springs Road in Hiddenite. Pre-bid meetings are scheduled this week. As this storm event is in its infancy, many of the culvert locations are being assessed for scope of work and hydraulic review. Schedules of these sites are difficult to predict at this stage. Crews are currently working to repair Ramie Mitchell Road which should be repaired by the end of this week. Crews will also begin repair of the Cheatham Ford Bridge later this week.

Alexander County:

  • 2535 Rocky Springs Rd – Total Roadway Washout at Bridge Pipe Location
  • Macedonia Church Rd at Glade Creek – Total Roadway Washout at Bridge Pipe Location
  • Millersville Rd at NC 16 – Total Roadway Washout at Bridge Pipe Location
  • Nester Rd at Millersville Rd – Total Roadway Washout at Bridge Location
  • 958 Sulphur Springs Rd – Total Roadway Washout at Bridge Pipe Location
  • Rocky Face Church Rd at Pressley Ct – Total Roadway Washout at Bridge Pipe Location
  • 1949 Berea Church Quincy Rd – Total Roadway Washout at Bridge Pipe Location
  • 7858 Cheatham Ford Rd – Closed at Bridge Pipe Location
  • Old Wilkesboro Rd at Jaycee Park Loop – Total Roadway Washout at Bridge Pipe Location
  • Hopewell Church Rd at Mill Creek – Total Roadway Washout at Bridge Pipe Location
  • 591 Berea Church Quincy – Total Roadway Washout at 48” Maintenance Pipe Location
  • 1069 Lackey Mountain Rd – Roadway Washout at 48” Maintenance Pipe Location
  • Smith Grove Church Rd – Total Washout of 48” Maintenance Pipe
  • Jud Smith Rd at Marlowe Rd – 48” Maintenance Pipe is undermined making the road unsafe to pass; road closed and detoured
  • Cheatham Ford Rd – Washed Out at End Bent
  • Ramie Mitchell Rd at South Yadkin River – Total Roadway Washout at Bent

The roads are closed in both directions. Commuters are advised to NEVER go around a barricade.

2 Comments

  1. t.moose on November 19, 2020 at 4:48 am

    My heart and prayers go out the the folks devistated by the storm related events. Loss of life, families torn apart, property damaged, roads destroyed. I know each and every road listed is very important its section of our county. I just hope it don’t take no where near as long to get repairs as it has for LILEDOUN. – still waiting – from the flood on June of 2019. And now, a breach of the Liledoun dam at the Glove Mill. Other roads in the county can get resurfaced, repaired, etc and county offices can get new parking lots – and no doubt was needed (and I understand – different budgets) – but really?? We can’t get a road fixed that use to host hundereds of cummuters a day?? Equipment now at the repair site – approx 1.5 years later.. Just hard to understand at times. I’ve heard and seen comments from the powers at hand for this however, “A Little Less talk and a lot more action” (per quote from Toby Keith) – Please.

    • t.moose on November 19, 2020 at 4:56 am

      Also, by me making any comment on this situation – whats so ever, may open up a can of worms – but, I just want this to serve as a reminder – repairs for your section may not happen on your time schedule – be patient as we have in the Liledoun community and try to understand the difficult times we all face right now.. God speed to all…

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