Asheville - One bridge in a grander project is taking shape.
The N.C. Department of Transportation has closed the bridge on Nobby Lail Road over Cub Creek in Burke County. Crews will replace the original bridge, which was built in 1961, and no longer meets the needs of area traffic.
The contractor, R.E. Burns and Sons, expects the new bridge to be ready by the end of November.
An off-site detour directs traffic to Miller Bridge Road, Warlik Chapel Road, Mineral Springs Mountain Road, and then back to Nobby Lail Road.
The repair of aging bridges is a key component of Governor McCrory's 25-year Vision for transportation in North Carolina. Governor McCrory's 2016-17 budget increases repair and replacement funding for bridges by 58 percent, totaling $242 million.
This bridge is one of 12 bridges in Burke, Rutherford and McDowell counties that are part of a $7.5 million contract expected to be completed by October 2017. Eight of the bridges are completed, two are in progress, and the whole project is 15 percent ahead of schedule.
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