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Bethany Road, located, in western Newton County, will close for a bridge replacement over Snapping Shoals Creek starting Monday, Nov. 8.
Drivers will detour until the expected completion time period of 150 days using State Route 81 and State Route 212. Drivers will detour until April 7, 2022. Southeastern Site Development has the $1.689 million construction contract under the Low Impact Bridge Program (LIBP). The project is 0.222 miles and runs from 1,200 feet east of Covered Bridge Road to 1,450 feet west of Skylar Drive.
The 1959 built structure is deemed deficient and posted for weight limits. The new bridge will have 12-foot lanes and six-foot shoulders. These projects must meet low impact criteria such as no geometry or grade changes, low environmental impacts and all detours must be off-site and approved by local entities. LIBPs are completed with expedited delivery using prefabricated bridge components.