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NCDOT Completes Repairs, Opens Winston Road Bridge in Lexington to Traffic

Work completed nearly a week ahead of schedule

RALEIGH - The Winston Road (N.C. 8) bridge and the section of I-85 Business South that runs beneath the bridge in Lexington are now open to traffic after the N.C. Department of Transportation completed repairs to a damaged portion of the bridge this afternoon. Earlier this year, a truck pulling a bucket truck on a low-boy trailer hit the bridge. The accident cracked the concrete deck of the bridge and damaged two of the six beams that support it. On Nov. 26, NCDOT closed the bridge to traffic, as well as all lanes of I-85 Business South at the interchange, so crews could safely remove the cracked portion of the bridge deck, replace the damaged beams with two new beams, and repour the concrete bridge deck, sidewalks and barrier rails. They finished those repairs today -nearly a week ahead of the original Dec. 20 completion date.

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2/15/2018 5:24 PM