Rocky Mount - The Department of Transportation has completed a restoration project on two bridges located on U.S. 64/Buck Leonard Parkway in Rocky Mount, and reopened the road to vehicular traffic. The work wrapped up in time for Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Projects like these are underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to improve connections for North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities.
The work on the bridges near exit 467 of U.S. 64 included overlaying latex modified concrete on the bridge decks, repairs to concrete and minor resurfacing. The latex modified concrete reduces infiltration of water and salt below the roadway surface, extending the life of the pavement longer than regular concrete, and improving the ride quality for motorists. It also helps extend the life of the bridge overall, at a lower cost than a bridge replacement project.
The $642,897 project had been under way since April 4.
The NCDOT's bridge program targets structures that need rehabilitation or replacement across the state. Governor McCrory's proposed budget for 20162017 increases repair and replacement funding for bridges by 58 percent, totaling $242 million.