Raleigh - The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $2.3 million contract to replace the bridge on Frye Bridge Road over Muddy Creek in Clemmons.
The project was awarded to Dane Construction, Inc. of Morrisville.
Work on the project can begin as soon as April 1 and should be completed by June 15, 2016.
The new bridge is being built next to the existing one, so the road will remain open the entire time. The existing bridge will be used until the new one is complete.
This project is part of the department's statewide bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges. The current bridge was built 1951 and is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. That means while the bridge remains safe, it has been in deteriorating condition and had weight limits set which restricted the types of vehicles that could travel across it. The new bridge will be built to current design standards and will not have the weight restrictions of the current bridge.
For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.