ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (June 27, 2019) — Alexander County Emergency Services has issued an update on roads that are still impacted by the flooding that occurred June 6-10. As of June 27th, sections of five (5) roads remain closed; however, 15 roads were closed at the peak of the flood event. The Department of Transportation estimates the cost to repair the roads and bridges at more than $1.6 million in Alexander County.
Here is information about the five roads that have sections that are closed:
• Willie McLeod Road: A section of this road remains closed, with no estimated date of when repairs will be complete. (This road was erroneously omitted in the original news release).
• Rink Dam Road: Work is underway on the section of the road that washed out by flooding, located east of Sam Poole Lane. DOT estimates that the road will be open by July 8th.
• Herman Road: There is a detour in place for the bridge outage. DOT is issuing a design-build contract.
• Liledoun Road: The section near Corner Store Road is in the design phase.
• Icard Ridge Road: Work is underway on the section north of Sam Hefner Road. DOT estimates that the road will be open by July 8th.
• Blair Road: A pipe collapsed on the shoulder of the road, and one lane is closed. DOT estimates that lane will be open by July 26th.
Emergency Services Director Russell Greene said that DOT staff and contractors have done an excellent job of getting the majority of the roads open so quickly and efficiently.