EDEN – A bridge that carries a prominent roadway into Eden will undergo preservation work next year thanks to a contract recently awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation.
The bridge that carries South Van Buren Road (U.S. 311/N.C. 14/N.C. 87/N.C. 770) over the Dan River at the southern city limits is 27 years old and will be restored to make it safer and last another 20 years.
The work includes reinforcing the concrete substructure, replacing the bridge joints, and applying a polymer overlay and long-life pavement markings to the bridge deck.
The Truesdell Corporation of Tempe, Ariz. entered the low bid of $1.18 million to win the contract. Work can begin in April 2022 and is expected to take about six months to complete.
Drivers should expect periodic lane closures in this area and watch for crews working close to the flow of traffic during next year's construction timeframe.