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Columbus County Bridge Getting a Facelift

Raleigh - The North Carolina Department of Transportation will replace a 61-year-old bridge on Canal Cove Road in Lake Waccamaw beginning Monday, Feb. 22. The work will involve replacing the existing bridge with an aluminum arch box culvert and is scheduled to take up to 75 days.

This project is part of the department's statewide bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges. The bridge was built in 1954 over a canal near Lake Waccamaw.

There is a signed detour associated with the project and motorists will notice traffic shifts as needed and can expect travel delays. Drivers coming in on the east side of the bridge will take Canal Cove Road and turn left on Flemington Drive to N.C. 214, turning left on N.C. 214 to Giles Byrd Road, on Giles Byrd Road turn left on Dupree Landing Road, Dupree Landing Road turn left on Wooded Acres Road, back to Canal Cove. From the west side of the bridge, motorists should use the same roads.

This work is part of an E. S. Wagner, Inc. Design Build Year 2 program in an $11.6 million contract. It was awarded to the lowest bidder as required by state law.

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2/19/2018 7:49 AM