CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will begin a $582,000 project to replace the bridge on Mount Pleasant Road over Dutch Buffalo Creek at 9 a.m. Monday, March 4, weather permitting.
Contractor Eastern Structures LLC of Mooresville will remove the bridge located north of Concord, install new guardrail, and improve the approaches to the bridge on Mount Pleasant Road. Motorists will follow a posted detour from Mount Pleasant Road to Mount Olive Road to Gold Hill Road back to Mount Pleasant Road.
The bridge should open to traffic July 29, while vegetation and reforestation work continues through January 2014.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.
For more information, please contact the division bridge program manager at (704) 983-4400.