New Town Road closes today

Construction that starts today will close New Town Road in Union County for about two months.

Bridge maintenance crews from the N.C. Department of Transportation will be replacing a span on New Town Road, west of Twelve Mile Creek Road. The closure begins today and is expected to last eight weeks.

A posted detour will take traffic from New Town Road, to Twelve Mile Creek Road, to N.C. 84 (Monroe-Weddington Road), to N.C. 16 (Providence Road), and back to New Town Road.