RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation is
replacing the Presbyterian Road bridge over the West Branch of the Rocky River near
Coddle Creek Elementary School in Mooresville.
A $479,479 contract
was awarded to Dane Construction of Mooresville to replace the functionally obsolete
bridge built in 1953. This means the bridge was safe, but needed to be replaced
to meet current and future traffic demands. A bridge is considered
functionally obsolete if it is narrow, has inadequate under-clearances, has
insufficient load-carrying capacity, is poorly aligned with the roadway, and
can no longer adequately service today's traffic.
was closed on June 8 and work started this week. The project must be completed
by Sept. 8, which will impact bus routes at the start of the 2013-14
school year. However, a provision in the project contract will give the
contractor incentive pay for each day the project is done prior to the
completion date, avoiding impacts to school bus routes or detouring school
traffic. If the bridge is opened to traffic by Aug. 23, Dane Construction will
receive the maximum incentive pay of $40,000.
While the road is
closed, motorists can take the following detour
- N.C. 115 to Faith Road to Shearers Road.
motorists to plan ahead and allow plenty of time to reach their destinations
safely. Updated travel information is also available by calling 511 or visiting
addition, NCDOT now offers travel information on Twitter.