- Work is scheduled to start Monday, Dec. 2, on an N.C. Department of
Transportation project to replace a pair of 62-year-old bridges on Peacock Road
near Tabor City in Columbus County.
The bridges are located less than 1/2 mile apart between U.S. 701
Business and N.C. 904, with one considered structurally deficient. It is still
safe, but required increased monitoring and maintenance, and needed to be
The work means Peacock Road will be closed between Ken Ray Drive and
Mill Branch Church Road, although there will be access for local traffic. A
signed detour route will get drivers around the project site. It uses Mollie
Iron Hill Road, Jim Jolly Road and Walter Todd Road in the Iron Hill community,
east of Tabor City.
The contractor, S&C Construction, LLC of Garland, N.C.,
plans to complete the project by late May 2014, which would be more than two months
earlier than required by its $1.3 million contract.
This project is part of the department's overall bridge program to
improve the condition of the state's bridges to provide better access and
support economic growth. For more information about funding for infrastructure
improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities,