Raleigh - Contractors for the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin replacement of two bridges at separate locations in Columbus County next week.
These projects are part of NCDOT's program to rehabilitate and replace substandard bridges across the state. The 2016-2017 state budget signed by Governor McCrory last year provided more than $450 million over two years to improve the state's bridges.
On Tuesday, May 31, The Tara Group of Lumberton will begin replacing the bridge on Peacock Road, approximately 6/10 of a mile south of U.S. 701 in Tabor City. The bridge is adjacent to the F.M. Watts Road intersection and the pond. Motorists should follow the posted detour signs using Minos Meares Road, U.S. 701 and Peacock Road.
On Thursday, June 2, 13 miles away, southeast of Chadbourn, S & C Construction, LLC of Wilmington will begin replacing the bridge on Old Pine Log Road, just west of the Midway Road intersection. Motorists are asked to follow the orange detour signs using Midway Road, U.S. 74/76, and Peacock Road.
Both roads will remain closed until completion of the projects in September.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch for construction and detour signs, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. For real-time travel information at any time, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter.
Road, bridge, and other transportation improvement projects like this one are currently 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.