New bridge to have better drainage
Wilmington - The Charles Newland Road Bridge over Williamson Swamp, west of Spivey's Corner, will be closed until Nov. 23, 2016, as workers construct a new and better bridge.
The new bridge will have updated drainage structures to prevent ponding on the roadway. The approach to the bridge will be reinforced to prevent washout and other maintenance issues. The existing bridge was built in 1969 and is functionally obsolete and structurally deficient.
The repair or replacement of aging bridges is an integral part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Vision for transportation in North Carolina. Governor McCrory's budget for 2016-2017 increases repair and replacement funding for bridges by 58 percent, totaling $242 million.
Traffic will be detoured to Wrench Road, Gainey Road and Arman Dairy Road.
Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect possible delays. State officials remind motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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