Road Closed!

Published 9:24 am Wednesday, November 2, 2011

COFIELD – Repairs to a railroad crossing near here will force the temporary closure of a heavily traveled road.

NC 461 between NC 45 and River Road (SR 1400) will close at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 and remain barricaded through 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7.

According to an official with the local office of North Carolina Department of Transportation, new cement will be poured at the NC 461 crossing, allowing for a smoother crossover by vehicles.

The closing will have a significant impact on heavy truck traffic using NC 461 to access Nucor Steel. That traffic will be detoured on NC 45 South to SR 1445 (Bazemore Road) and then left onto SR 1469 which ends near Nucor’s main gate.

Traffic on River Road will not be affected.