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New Bridge on Strickland Bridge Road Opens 26 Days Early

Provides Safer, More Efficient Ride For Motorists Traveling To Fayetteville

RALEIGH -Today, motorists traveling on Strickland Bridge Road can drive across a new bridge on their way to Fayetteville rather than using a detour. The new bridge over Little Rockfish Creek in Cumberland County opened to traffic late yesterday, 26 days ahead of schedule.

"We listened to the community who told us they wanted this project completed as quickly as possible and that's exactly what we did," said NCDOT Division Construction Engineer Tracey Pittman. "We're proud to have worked closely with the contractor to open the new bridge nearly a month ahead of the Sept. 1 deadline."

The bridge was closed in March, so crews could begin replacing the 62-year-old structure with a new, more modern one. Its design no longer met the needs of the more than 15,000 motorists traveling this road daily. The new structure includes a multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists on both sides.

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2/19/2018 7:50 AM