Project Update:

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to replace the Bridge on Lindsey Bridge Road over the Dan River in Rockingham County. The proposed project includes shifting the location of the access to the park south of its existing location.

The Town of Madison has determined that impacts to Madison River Park resulting from the proposed bridge replacement project are minimal to the park property, or “de minimis” under a federal statute.

A de minimis impact is an impact that would not adversely affect the activities, features, or attributes qualifying a park, recreation area, or refuge for protection under Section 4(f). In order for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to consider finalizing a de minimis impact determination, an opportunity for public review and comment must be provided.

The proposed improvements along Lindsey Bridge Road near Madison River Park are anticipated to require approximately 0.70 acres of park property for temporary construction easement; however, current activities or future activities of the park will not be impacted. Project planning has been ongoing with the Town of Madison as owner and operator of Madison River Park.

Project Highlights: 

The project proposes to replace the Bridge on Lindsey Bridge Road on new location to the east of its existing location. Construction of the bridge, scheduled to begin in June 2023, is anticipated to take up to 24 months. Lindsey Bridge Road is anticipated to be closed at the project location for up to one month during that timeframe to construct the tie‑in to the existing roadway on the north side of the bridge.

  • During the anticipated one-month closure of the bridge, traffic will be detoured offsite. Traffic will be detoured onto Rierson Road (S.R. 1143), Ellisboro Road (S.R. 1110), Mineral Springs Road (S.R. 1145), and U.S. Highway 311 for approximately eight (8) miles.
  • The proposed bridge will be approximately 543 feet long and 34 feet wide. The proposed bridge typical cross section includes two 11-foot travel lanes and 6-foot paved shoulders on the outside travel lanes.
  • The existing bridge, built in 1957, is considered structurally deficient. This means the bridge, while safe, is in relatively poor condition and/or has insufficient load-carrying capacity, which may be due to the original design or to deterioration.

Public Input:

Information will be provided to the public in a virtual format on this website. The public comment period closed for this portion of development on July 15, 2022.

Please click here (or on the map below) to view or download the current project map.





Please click here (or on the map below) for bridge replacement on Lindsey Bridge Road near Madison River Park








Project Visualizations of bridge replacement on Lindsey Bridge Road over the Dan River







Bridge Typical Section


Project Funding:                                           



 Estimated Amount*

 Property Acqusition

$ 610,000

 Construction Costs$ 6,100,000

 Prior Years Costs

 $ 950,000 

  Total Cost

$ 7,660,000

* As shown in the currently adopted State Transportation Improvement Program - Subject to change

Project Timeline:





 Public Outreach

March 2022

Environmental DocumentAugust 2022

 Right of Way Acquisition

August 2022

 Construction Begins 

December 2024

 As shown in the currently adopted State Transportation Improvement Program - Subject to change


NCDOT accepts comments throughout all planning, design and construction phases of project development.

All comments will be taken into consideration, and carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method.

Comments for consideration during the current phase of project development were submitted by July 15, 2022.


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Closed for Comments

Project Contact Information:

Chris Smitherman

NCDOT Highway Division 7

 Division Bridge Program Manager

1584 Yanceyville Street

Greensboro, NC 27415


Project Consultant Information:

Aileen Mayhew, PE

Mott MacDonald

Project Manager 

7621 Purfoy Road, Suite 115

Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526




Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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