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The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of McIlwaine Road in Huntersville to replace the bridge over McDowell Creek beginning Monday, July 23, weather permitting.

The $429,000 contract was awarded to Dane Construction of Mooresville to remove the existing bridge and substructure and install guardrail.

Traffic will be detoured around the project from McIlwaine Road to McCoy Road to Hambright Road to Beatties Ford Road back to McIlwaine Road. The bridge replacement is scheduled to be completed November 19, and the contractor can continue vegetation and reforestation work through May 18, 2013.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

For more information, please contact the bridge maintenance engineer at (704) 983-4400.

NCDOT also offers real-time travel information at any time, by calling 511, online at: or on Twitter at Another option is the NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.
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