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Bridge on Nixonton Road in Pasquotank County to Close Nov. 3 for Replacement

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of Nixonton Road south of Elizabeth City in Pasquotank County next week for a bridge replacement project.On Monday, Nov. 3, crews with McClean Contracting Co. of Glen Burnie, MD will begin replacement of the bridge on Nixonton Road over Symond Creek east of the Pasquotank and Perquimans County line. The new bridge is scheduled to open to traffic in 120 days, weather permitting.The existing bridge was constructed in 1965 and is classified as Structurally Deficient and Functionally Obsolete. This means it has remained safe for use, but is in deteriorating condition and needs to be replaced. The bridge was also built to design standards that are no longer in use.Because of its condition, NCDOT posted a weight limit restricting single-axle vehicles weighing more than 26 tons from using the bridge. The new bridge will meet current design standards and will not have posted weight limits. During the closure, through traffic will use New Road and Meadstown Road to travel around the project site. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. 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 the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on 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.

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2/15/2018 5:23 PM