A stretch of Pickett Road that has been closed for about a week now will remain so through late November, an engineer with the state Department of Transportation said today.
The DOT is replacing a 400-foot stretch of bridge on Pickett Road running over Mud Creek, which is near Pine View Circle on the western end of Pickett Road, said engineer Cadmus Capehart. The project is expected to last until Nov. 21, and the road will be closed until then. Capehart added that, as of July 31, the work was ahead of schedule.
The road closing is a hindrance for residents of western Durham near the Orange County line, since that section of Pickett Road is the most direct way for many folks there to get out to U.S. 15-501 via Garrett Road.
A detour sends motorists along Erwin and Cornwallis roads.