Raleigh - Motorists in Fayetteville will have a new bridge at N.C. 24 and N.C. 210 by the year 2020.
The Department of Transportation has awarded a $24 million contact to S.T. Wooten Corporation of Wilson for the project. Work may get underway as soon as Nov. 1 and will be finished by May 13, 2020.
The bridge, built in 1956, is over CSX Railroad tracks and Hillsboro Street, near Rowan Street. The contractor will build the new bridge alongside the old one, which will be demolished when the new one is complete. Motorists can expect detours throughout construction.
Bridge replacement projects like these are underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities. Governor McCrory improved bridge safety by increasing repair and replacement funding by 58% totaling $242 million in 2016-2017.
This was one of six road and bridge projects recently awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation. They came in at about $95.5 million, which was $5.8 million under DOT engineers' estimates. The contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidders, as required by state law.