RALEIGH — A section of Erect Road, between Brower Mill and Trinity Church roads, will be closed beginning Monday, July 28, as N.C. Department of Transportation crews replace the bridge over Fork Creek near Seagrove, weather permitting.
The project is scheduled for completion in May 2015. Motorists will use the signed detour consisting of Bennett and Riverside roads during the closure.
The bridge was built in 1938, is deemed functionally obsolete. This means that while the bridge is safe, it needs to be replaced in order to meet current and future traffic demands.
The bridge also has a weight limit restricting single-axle vehicles weighing more than 12 tons and trucks weighing more than 15 tons from using the bridge. The new bridge meets current design standards and will not have posted weight limits.
The $1.1 million contract was awarded to R.E. Burns & Sons Co., Inc. in June.
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