CHATHAM COUNTY – State transportation contractors are set to begin work this week on a project to prolong the lives of the bridges that carry U.S. 64 over Jordan Lake.
The bridges are 49 years old and nearing the end of their useful lives. Repairing the decks and structural elements is expected to extend the use of the bridges by 25 years.
American Contracting and Services Inc. is scheduled to begin the $1.6 million project on Jan. 16. The anticipated completion date is Sept. 1, 2020.
The work will require shifting traffic to one lane in both directions throughout the work zone, which will span about 1,100 feet.
Drivers should be prepared to slow down when approaching the lake on U.S. 64 and be cautious while crews work in this area.