RALEIGH TheN.C. Department of Transportationwill beginroad closures and construction on Monday, April 20, toreplace the bridge over Suck Creekon Mount Carmel Road, south of Robbins in Moore County.
The bridge, built in 1951, is considered functionally obsolete, which means it was built to design standards no longer in use, such as narrow lanes, inadequate under-clearances and insufficient load-carrying capacity. This project will replace the timber structure with a new, concrete one. It needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands to make the route safer and more effective for drivers.
The new bridge should be open by August 17.
The road around the bridge will be closed until completion of the project. There will be a signeddetourusing Mount Carmel Road, Old Carthage Road, N.C. 705 and Fire Tower Road. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
This project is part of the department's statewidebridge programto improve the condition of the state's bridges.
NCDOT awarded the contract for the project to TCB Builders of Lexington for $568,737. Thecontractwas awarded to the lowest bidder as required by state law.
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