- Beginning, Monday, May 19, the N.C. Department of Transportation
will close a section of Carrow Road near Chocowinity to replace the bridge over Chicod Creek.During the replacement, motorists will need to use the signed detour on Dixon/Hodges Road until the project is completed September 15, weather permitting.The bridge, which was constructed in 1959, is classified as structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. This means the bridge is safe, but needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands. This project will utilize the design-build method, which allows the design, environmental permitting, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation and construction to take place at the same time, under one contract. This method reduces overall construction time, helps the department avoid cost inflation, allows the contractor to make innovations that save taxpayers money, lessens environmental impact and alleviates driving delays for motorists. NCDOT is making strategic investments to repair and replace substandard bridges to provide better access across the state to fuel economic growth. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. Updated travel information is also available by calling 511 or online at www.ncdot.gov/travel. In addition, NCDOT offers travel information on Twitter.