RALEIGH — An N.C.
Department of Transportation bridge replacement project gets under way on
Wednesday, Dec. 26 to put a new bridge on Meadowbranch Road over Meadow Creek
in Randolph County. A $564,589 contract was awarded Dellinger Inc. of Monroe,
N.C. to replace the 55-year-old bridge, located east of Seagrove.
The bridge being replaced is considered
structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. That means it is still safe,
but is in deteriorating condition and needs to be replaced.
The contract calls for the work to be
finished within 120 days of the start, which would be by April 26.
The project means drivers will be
detoured around the area, using Brower Mill Road, Center Road and Union Grove
Church Road to go between the separated sections of Meadowbranch Road.
reminds motorists to watch for the road closure signs, stay alert and obey the
posted speed limit.
travel information is available by calling 511 or online. Another option is NCDOT Mobile,
a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone.
Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with
the iPhone, Android, and some newer Blackberry phones.