Tryon Street motorists face months of detours at Mallard Creek bridges

Oct 22, 2014 | Light Rail

Mallard Creek Church Road detour

Southbound traffic on North Tryon Street faces a detour until mid-2015

The $12 million project will replace both Mallard Creek bridges with much wider structures that will have an additional traffic lane plus a bike and pedestrian area. North Tryon Street carries about 55,000 vehicles per day. The closure of southbound lanes will last through mid-2015. Construction necessary for the Blue Line Extension will be performed while the northbound bridge is closed.

During this time, motorists will be detoured along Mallard Creek Church Road, I-85 and Harris Boulevard.
Once the southbound bridge reopens, the northbound bridge will close. The new southbound bridge will be wide enough to handle both northbound and southbound traffic while the northbound bridge is replaced.

Ways to find out about traffic problems

  • View the statewide live traffic website and adjust for our area:
  • For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on Twitter.
  • Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “” into the browser of your smartphone.
  • For more information, call the resident engineer, at (980) 523-0080.


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